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Full text of "Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada at the annual convocation, 1962"







From the 
Masonic Library 

Lawrence Runnalls 
St. Catharines 
August 1988 










A. Inv. 

Held in the Royal York Hotel, Front St. West 



A.D. 1962, A.Inv. 2492 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 

Grand Scribe E., 

Grand Z 

1310 Tecumseh Park Drive, 




Most Excellent Grand First Principal 

Born — 

Toronto, Ontario, August 14, 1910. 

Parents — 

Lister and Louisa. 

Married — 

Wife's name, Joan. 

Religion — 

Member of the United Church of Canada. 

Business — 

For the past 13 years he has been President and General 
Manager of his own company, Cweco Industries Limited, 
manufacturers and distributors of acoustical products. 

Masonic Record — 

He was initiated, passed and raised in Occident Lodge No. 
346, Toronto, 1941. Was the Worshipful Master in 1951 and 
appointed to the office of Grand Junior Deacon in 1960. 
He was exalted in Occident Chapter No. 77, Toronto, 1942. 
Was their First Principal in 1947. Was elected to the 
office of Grand Superintendent in 1948. He was elected to 
the Grand Executive for the years 1954-55-56. Elected 
Grand Third Principal 1957-58, Grand Second Principal 
1959-60 and elected Grand First Principal April, 1961. He 
is the Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of the 
Philippines near the Grand Chapter of Canada. 

He is a member of Cyrene Preceptory No. 29, a member 
of Royal and Select Masters Cryptic Rite, Hon. Past 
President of the Order of High Priesthood of Ontario, a 
member of Holy Land Conclave No. 3, The Masonic and 
Military Orders of Knights of the Red Cross of Con- 
stantine, K.H.S. and St. John the Evangelist Grand Im- 
perial Conclave of Canada, a member of Rameses Temple 
A.A.O.N.M.S. of Toronto, Canada, and a past President of 
the Principals' Association R.A.M. Toronto districts. 

Clubs — 

A member of the Boulevard Club, Toronto, The Kingsway 
Shrine Club, Toronto, and the Laurentian Club, Ottawa, 


R. Ex. Comp. A. D. Bates Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. Bert Biggs as Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Schytte as Grand Principal Soj. 

V. Ex. Comp. A. McDougall Grand Senior Soj. 

V. Ex. Comp. C. Howe as Grand Junior Soj. 

V. Ex. Comp. C.E.Wells Grand D. of C. 

V. Ex. Comp. A. Nisbet Sr. as Grand Outer Guard 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Mills as Grand Organist 

and the following assisting: 

R. Ex. Comp. B. Alford, R. Ex. Comp. D. Van Norman, R. Ex. Comp. G. 
Brown, R. Ex. Comp. Cec Martin, R. Ex. Comp. Stan Portch, R. Ex. 
Comp. A. Sharpe, R. Ex. Comp. A. Nisbet Jr., R. Ex. Comp. H. Carr, R. 
Ex. Comp. L. E. Morphy, V. Ex. Comp. G. McConnell, V. Ex. Comp. G. 
Horner, V. Ex. Comp. A. Otis.. V. Ex. Comp. J. Shields, V. Ex. Comp. W. 
Harrison, V. Ex. Comp. A. Kitchener, V. Ex. Comp. A. Geary, V. Ex. 
Comp. J. Turnbull, V. Ex. Comp. F. B. Johnson. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 8.30 p.m. when the 
Grand First Principal announced that the Especial Convocation had been 
called for the purpose of dedicating the Chapter Room for Victoria 
Chapter No. 205 Royal Arch Masons of Thornhill, Ontario. 

The ceremony being concluded the Most Excellent Grand First 
Principal closed Grand Chapter at 10 p.m. 

SEAL Grand Scribe E. 



The One Hundred and Fourth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario 
held in the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, on April 10th and 11th, 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z.) r _. _j 

R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand H.>^f™K 

R. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Gand J J uouncl1 

M. Ex. Comps. Fred W. Dean, Clarence McL. Pitts, John L. House, 
Maurice A. Searle, Melville S. Gooderham. 

R. Ex. Comp. David Kerr Grand Chaplain 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert J. Hamilton Acting Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur D. Bates Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie C. Ewener Grand Principal Sojourner 

V. Ex. Comp. Arthur McDougall Grand Sr. Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. William J. Webber Grand Registrar 

V. Ex. Comp. C.E.Wells Grand D. of C. 

V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Stewart Grand Outer Guard 


R. Ex. Comp. Bill White St. Clair District No. 1 

R. Ex. Comp. Cameron Terry Smith London District No. 2 

R. Ex. Comp. Peter Worthington Wilson District No. 3 

R. Ex. Comp. Donald Van Norman Wellington District No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon K. Brown Hamilton District No. 5 

R. Ex. Comp. John William McFadyen Huron District No. 6 

R. Ex. Comp. William Southward Coolin Niagara District No. 7 


R. Ex. Comp. John J. Mahaffey Toronto East District No. 8 

R. Ex. Comp. Bryan Cyril Alford Toronto West District No. 8 A 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon George Sinclair Georgian District No. 9 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert Wm. Watkins Ontario District No. 10 

R. Ex. Comp. Harold Frederick Burke Prince Edward District No. 11 

R. Ex. Comp. John Keith Forbes St. Lawrence District No. 12 

R. Ex. Comp. John Joseph Carpenter Ottawa District No. 13 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest Maitland Newman Algoma District No. 14 

R. Ex. Comp. Horace Wilson Walker New Ontario District No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. John Connell Kincade Temiskaming District No. 16 


A constitutional number of Chapters being represented by their 
qualified officers, the One Hundred and Fourth Annual Convocation of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 10 o'clock a.m. 


The following distinguished guests were introduced by the Grand 
Director of Ceremonies V. Ex. Comp. C. E. Wells and assistants: 


R. Ex. Comp. Iver A. Erickson, R. Ex. Grand King 

M. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Diebold, Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. Eugene P. Carver, Jr., Past Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. Jay H. Currier, Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur M. Burke, Past Grand High Priest and our 
Grand Representative 

R. Ex. Comp. Harry G. Moak, Grand King 


M. Eox. Comp. J. William Gronning, Grand High Priest. 


M. Ex. Comp. Walter L. Hunt, Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. Wright J. Burley, Past Grand High Priest 


M. Ex. Comp. Ben J. Filkins, Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. James A. Gorham, Past Grand High Priest and Our 
Grand Representative 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice T. White, M. Ex. Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. John C. F. Kitselman, M. Ex. Grand Secretary 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur L. Miller, M. Ex. Past Grand High Priest and 
Our Grand Representative 

M. Ex. Comp. Wilbur Applewhite, Grand High Priest 

M. Ex. Comp. Sidney Bowman, Grand First Principal 

M. Ex. Comp. Arthur J. Osgood, Past Grand Z and Our Grand 


V. Ex. Comp. George McCombe, M. Ex. Grand President 


R. Ex. Comp. Charles Fotheringham, M. 111. Grand Master 

V. Ex. Comp. Ernest Gordon Shafer, Grand Master 


R. Ex. Comp. Fred J. Johnson, Past Grand Sovereign and Grand 

Comp. R. Coulton Berkinshaw, Sovereign Grand Commander 


M. Wor. Bro. & Comp. R. W. Treleaven, Grand Master 
R. Wor. Bro. & Comp. Ewart G. Dixon, Grand Secretary 

By the Grand Chaplain R. Ex. Comp. Rev. David Kerr 
Organist: Ex. Comp. Roy Pannabecker 
The delegates joined in singing "God Save the Queen", "My Country 
Tis of Thee", and "0 God, Our Help in Ages Past." 


Almighty and Eternal God, Creator and Ruler over heaven and earth, 
we invoke Thy Blessing and Guidance on this our present Convocation. 

May Thy Divine wisdom direct our thoughts, so that the bonds of 
fraternity may be closer knit to each other and to Thee. 

Kindle in our hearts the pure light of Thy Divine knowledge and 
grant that having assembled in Thy name we may conform our wills to 
Thy Divine will, and continue in Thine obedience. 

Heavenly Father, with whom are hidden the treasures of wisdom 
and knowledge, who hast permitted men of our day to learn things kept 
secret since the foundation of the world; in Thy mercy save us from 
misusing these Thy gifts for selfish and destructive ends, and grant us 
grace to use them only for Thy Glory and the good of mankind. 

All this we ask to the honour and glory of the Most High. 


Job, Chapter 19, Verse 25: Tor I know that my REDEEMER liveth." 

The crowning glory of Masonry is the true belief in immortality, 
and it is written upon the hearts of all Masons. When life's span is 
passed we are called to put on immortality and enter into the Grand 
Chapter, there to meet and greet our loved ones. 

If life after death is a reality — and it is — then the preparation 
we as Masons make for it is important. Perspective is as important in 
life as in art. The man, especially the Royal Arch Mason, who see his 
life against the background of life eternal, is more likely to see life in 
the round and see it whole. To him this life will be more important and 
more worthwhile because it will be the first stage in which the direction 
of the rest of his life will be set, towards the destiny as a human person- 
ality, created in the image of God and for the love of God. 

The universe of which the earth is but a small part is an ordered 
universe, through it all one increasing purpose runs under the guidance 
of the Supreme Architect. The life we know here is but a part of that 
unending life, which always has been and which shall always be. 

The Temple of Masonry is ever in the course of construction, it is 
ever unfinished. Into its walls have gone the work of generations of 
able craftsmen and while time lasts and the end of all things is delayed, 
the moral structure is incomplete. But we need not fear that its walls 
will crumble or that the construction work will cease. To each Com- 


panion who has ceased from his earthly toil since our last convocation 
we bid a fond good-bye, for we know that his physical death is but the 
passing into the Kingdom of the Immortal. There to continue his 
labours, striving towards perfection so that his work may pass the test 
of the Great Overseer's Square. 


Almighty God, we come to Thee because we need Thee. Without 
Thee we are poor and weak, with Thee we are brave and strong. We 
bow ourselves before Thy will. We yield ourselves to Thy law. Thou 
sendest forth Thy Spirit, we are created; Thou takest away our breath, 
we die and return to the dust. In life and in death, in sorrow and in joy 
Thou art waiting to bless us, if we will but turn to Thee. 

May we, who cannot see Thee with the eye of the flesh, see Thee 
with the eye of faith, that we may not faint under the manifold trials 
and temptations of this mortal life, and endue and see Thee who art 
invisible. And unto Thee King Eternal, blessed and only Potentate we 
ascribe all honour and praise, world without end. 

Closing hymn, "Abide With Me" 


The Grand Z. Most Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett requested the 
Grand D. of C, V. Ex. Comp. C. E. Wells to present the Past Grand Z's. 
The following were present: 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean, 1947-48. 

M. Ex. Comp. Clarence MacL. Pitts, 1949-50. 

M. Ex. Comp. John L. House, 1955-56. 

M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle, 1957-58. 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, 1959-60. 

M. Ex. Comp. Melville S. Gooderham, 1957 Hon. 

The Grand First Principal Charles W. Emmett extended a warm 
and hearty welcome to the Past Grand Z's and commented on the absence 
of two Grand Z's, M. Ex. Comps. Burden and Bradshaw, due to illness, 
etc. Grand Honours were given. 


To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal Charles William 
Emmett, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

To the distinguished guests from our sister jurisdictions of Canada, 
the United States of America and to the Representatives of other Grand 
Bodies the Companions of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A extend to you 
sincere fraternal greetings and a warm welcome on this the One Hun- 
dred and Fourth Convocation of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

It is indeed a great Honour and privilege that the Companions of 
the ToTonto Districts 8 and 8A are permitted to welcome our Grand 
Chapter and the many distinguished guests who grace this Grand Con- 


It is with a great joy that we extend to you our sincere best wishes 
and pledge to you our undivided loyalty. 

You have continuously shown great skill and vigor and we proudly 
aclaim you our guide and friend. 

We acknowledge and admire your integrity and understanding, your 
strength and power, your patience and assiduity and we have learned 
to respect your promptness and celerity. 



Your ability to impart assistance, light and knowledge has been 
most impressive and there is no doubt that Capitular Masonry has bene- 
fitted in consequence. 

In short, Most Excellent Sir, your devotion to our Order has caused 
your leadership to be superb and you are held in great esteem by your 

Most Excellent Sir, we humbly offer you this address of Welcome 
with the Fraternal Love and Affection of all Companions in the Toronto 

Presented this Tenth day of April, Anno Inventionis 2492, Anno 
Domini 1962. 

1961 1962 

St. Andrew & St. John No. 4 
0. B. Dickinson K. Bellamy 

King Solomon's No. 8 

S. Burscough 

J. S. Shield 
A. K. MacLean 

W. Dobinson 

York No. 62 

J. M. Hood 

St. Paul's No. 65 

J. F. Boehm 

Orient No. 79 

A. E. O'Halloran A. J. Burton 

Succoth No. 135 

J. A. Best S. N. Sweetman 

The St. Patrick No. 145 

R. A. Gibson R. S. Woodward 

The Beaches No. 163 

E. R. Ansell A. T. Willians 
Victoria No. 205 

W. Hinchley A. Poole 

St. Albans No. 217 

A. H. Baldwin A. H. Baldwin 

Beaver No. 225 

J. E. McFadden J. Brown 

Aurora No. 235 

F. G. Hare W. Jennings 
University No. 241 

A. W. Fox F. B. Cooks 

Tyrian No. 258 

N. Wagg J. 0. Mehaffy 

Scarborough U. D. 

A. J. Moxom H. P. Hopkinson 

J. J. Mehaffey, 

Grand Superintendent 

Frederick C. Conley, 


1961 1962 

Occident No. 77 

C. Aikins J. Dobson 

Toronto-Antiquity No. 91 

L. W. Dixon W. Hillis 

Shekinah No. 138 

H. W. Clark R. Pannabecker 

Peel No.. 195 

J. Archdekin N. Muir 

Mount Sinai No. 212 

F. Sheldon N. Austin 

Mimico No. 215 

B. J. Rodd C. H. Eby 

Ulster No. 219 

P. K. Taylor S. J. Taylor 

Port Credit No. 230 

J. Wilton W. F. Patterson 

St. Clair No. 231 

A. Settle W. J. Bain 

King Cyrus No. 232 

F. W. Thorn W. H. Anderson 

Oakwood No. 233 

E. Burrell D. Wilson 

Plumber No. 246 

L. Harron A. Harris 

Centennial No. 260 

H. B. Bank W. A. Hamilton 

Bryan C. Alford, 

Grand Superintendent 

Geo. W. Burnett, 



The Grand Scribe E. commenced reading the minutes of the Pro- 
ceedings of the One Hundredth and Third Annual Convocation held in 
the city of Toronto, when it was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, 
seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. Girven. 

Resolved — "That as the Proceedings of the last Annual Convocation, 
held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18, 19, 1961, have been printed and 
copies thereof sent to all the Chapters in this Jurisdiction, the recorded 
Minutes be considered as read, and the same is now confirmed." 



It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, and seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp, J. E. Girven, and — 

Resolved — "That the Order of Business of this Grand Convocation 
be changed at the discretion of the Grand Z." 


R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, Chairman of the Credentials Com- 
mittee, reported that there are 158 Warranted Chapters on the roll of 
Grand Chapter of which 148 Chapters were represented by the following: 
No. 1— R. G. Willis, Z.; C. J. Brunke, W. H. Gummer, R. H. Seymour, 

P Z's 
No. 2— G. Forgan, Z.; J. W. Jarvie, H.; J. Jarvie Jr., J.; H. Rose, R. J. 

Cocks, E. M. Marshall, J. Dewar, A. W. Fuller, P.Z's. 
No. 3— A. Kean, Z., R. Coon, P.Z. 
No. 4— K. Bellamy, Z., B. Garnett, H., 0. B. Dickinson. C. J. Shibley, 

G. G. Sheppard, R. N. McElhinney, V. L. Mutton, G. 

Garnett, A. Lawrence, H. B. Pickrell, H. E. Hodgins, 

P. Emslie, H. J. McCan, G. A. Rider, A. A. Kitchen, P.Z's. 
No. 5— A. W. Ayre, Prox.; J. A. Kennedy, P.Z. 
No. 6^J. E. G. Muir, Z.; S. J. Quiney, F. Scott, J. Brownlie, J. E. 

Richardson, P.Z.'s. 
No. 7— Y. Bushell, Z.; E. C. Wood, H. T. Adams, P.Z's. 
No. 8— S. Burscough, Z.; L. Roberts, H.; G. Plumpton, J.; A. L. 

Tinker, H. B. Shortt, W. Ince, V. Jackson, F. J. Johnson, 

A. Otis, W. Holywell, H. Carr, G. A. McConnell, J. 

Keillor, R. Willmot, W. G. Dobinson, P.Z's. 
No. 15— A. B. Steele, Z.; L. C. Ewener, P.Z. 
No. 16— ,C. Compton, Z.; W. Bradley, H.; L. B. Gillespie, E. A. Shane, 

J. S. H. Taylor, C. Vickers, W. W. Tennant, P.Z's. 
No. 18— J. Mackbach, H.; L. C. Currah, J.; A. Wishart, G.; L. Nutt, 

A. A. House, R. B. Town, P.Z's. 
No. 19— H. W. Ballantyne, Z.; F. Lottridge, A. Omer, W. S. Coolin, 

L. T. MoMann, P.Z's. 
No. 20— R. W. McFadden, Prox.; W. E. C. Webber, P. Worthington, 

P Z's 
No. 22— G. R. Drummond, Prox. P.Z. 
No. 23— W. Thompson, H.; F. L. Grigg, F. M. Reid, Prox.; A. J. Peachy, 

E. Hind, W. Johnston, W. Z. Nixon, P.Z's. 
No. 24— J. C. Smith, Z.; G. Smith, P.Z. 
No. 26— P. Tripp, Z.; J. Birch, H.; V. H. Kinnear, N. M. Sprague, 

H. Burke, C. Burley, P.Z's. 
No. 27— J. A. Kilsby, Z.; N. T. Holden, H.; B. M. Conron, P.Z. 
No. 28— F. L. Smale, Z.; R. H. McKelvie, H.; N. W. Purdy, A. G. Coppin, 

J. R. Wheeler, W. L. Houston, P.Z's. 
No. 29— F. R. Martin, Prox.; J. E. Yocom, J. H. Wells, W r . A. Farr, 

R. S. Ash, P.Z's. 
No. 30— C. E. Laithwaite, Prox.; W. H. Roope, R. Bradford, H. Hill, 

R. Bisset, P.Z's. 
No. 31— D. Palmer, Z. 
No. 32— J. E. Goatley, Prox.; F. C. Ackert, T. Forrester, F. H. Ketcha- 

baw, P.Z's. 
No. 34— M. L, Pearson, Z.; F. C. Green, J.; R. A. Stewart, P.Z. 
No. 35— P. Price, Z.; A. Foote, H.; D. McKeag, J. 
No. 36— D. Miller, Z.; R. K. Burns, H.; J. E. Girven, F. M. Warren, 

A. W. Watkins, B. H. Pammett, E. W. Edmondson, P.Z's. 


No. 37— L. Bray, Z.; W. J. Lawrence, H.; W. H. Meldrum, K. Stevenson, 

E. J. Barrowclough, E, J. McKeever, P.Z's. 

No. 40— W. H. Quant, Z.; G. E. Milner, J.; J. L. Hewson, C. E. Morgan, 
J. A. Robertson, W. J. Van Norman, P.Z's 

No. 41— D. Tullett, Prox.; I. Baskett, H. Nagle, L. L. Mansfield, P.Z's. 
No. 44— J. H. Ramsay, Z.; B. M. Huyck, H.; C. G. Sexsmith, J.; A. V. 

Roy, M. S. Clark, P.Z's. 
No. 45— D. D. M. Peebles, Z.; A. Wolfraim, P.Z. 
No. 46— H. I. Sparling. Z. 
No. 47— A. Cockell, Z. 
No. 48— E. J. Wood, Z.; W. Baker, H.; D. J. Hare, J.; A. W. Robertson, 

No. 55— C. A. Larson, PZ. 
No. 56— G. S. Matthias, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 57— L. D. Winn, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 59— G. Gilmer, Z. 
No. 62— J. S. Shield, Z.; H. Wilkinson, H.; D. Filsinger, J.; G. Cooper, 

J. Shields, D. Young, C. Platten, A. Gray, J. Hood, W. 

Mitchell, W. J. Grierson, P.Z's. 
No. 63— J. A. Reynolds, Z.; G. B. Urquhart, H.; G. C. Cottrell, J.; 

J. W. McFadyen, H. J. Norman, P.Z's. 
No. 64— F. J. Christie, Z.; R. H. Dilmarter, F. A. Lee, C. E. Griff en, 

J. C. L. McKeand, P.Z's. 
No. 65— M. S. Gooderham, J. F. Bo-ehm, H. G. Robb, P.Z's. 
No. 66—0. Oke, Z.; A. Broadfoot, H.; K. Sharp, J.; J. W. Crich, J. 

Bach, P.Z's. 
No. 67— F. B. Johnson, Prox.; L. E. Morphy, H. F. Wismer, J. F. 

Edwards, P.Z's. 
No. 68— B. Glover, H.; K. Forbes, G. J. Purcell, P.Z's. 
No. 69— L. J. Colling, P.Z. 
No. 71— D. Wilson, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 72— B. Woodbeck, Prox.; W. Warren, P.Z's. 
No. 73— P. Lelonde, A. Overfield, F. Yardley, P.Z's. 
No. 75— C. Smillie, Z.; W. H. Smellie, H.; R. J. Hamilton, E. Harrop, 

J. C. Cunningham, P.Z's. 
No. 76— C. Sheppard, Prox.; J. H. Hughes, G. E. French, P.Z's. 
No. 77^J. Dobson, Z.; A. Lee, H.; J. Hutton, J.; C. W. Emmett, H. 

Hopkinson, A. Prince, E. Jenkins, G. Elms, W. Shearer, 

F. P. Wratten, A. Green, P. Helm, E. K. Hogaboom, C. 
Aikins, S. Bustard, P.Z's. 

No. 78— W. Wein, Prox., P.Z. 

No. 79 — A. J. Burton, Z.; L. L. Querie, J. A. Hearn, A. Cook, A. Jones, 

W. L. Hyatt, L. Bramwell, G. Jones, H. F. Myers, P.Z's. 
No. 80— R. Turner, Z.; A. D. Bates, P.Z. 
No. 81— L. Matlack, Z.; R. McKie, J.; F. Bowen, H. P. Grant, R. W. 

Stratton P Z's 
No. 82— A. H. Dilley, Z.;' W." H. Cheetham, P.Z. 
No. 83— W. E. Watson, Z.; R. Gillespie H.; H. Reeve, J.; A. W. Gillespie, 

D. Van Norman, P.Z's. 
No. 84— W. A. Tiffin, Z.; L. Cousins, J.; A. Corrigan, J. Mair, P.Z's. 
No. 88— S. E. Stevenson, E. H. Logan, Prox.; H. M. Dunlop, Dr. J. 

McCaughrin, P.Z's. 
No. 90— E. M. Newman, Prox.; A. Barclay, P.Z's. 
No. 91— W. Hillis, Z.; E. J. Brown, H.; D. Williamson, J.; A. Geary. 

W. J. Stewart, C. Howes, J. Bailey, L. W. L. Dixon, P.Z's. 
No. 94— G. McCombe, Prox.; L. A. Gilkinson, M. P. Littner, P.Z's. 
No. 95— F. J. Shedler, Z.; G. Shute, P.Z. 
No. 102— J. E. Sanderson, Z.; H. Walker, P.Z. 


No. 103— J. R. Graham, Z.; H. A. Marshall, J.; A. S. Hayley, P.Z. 

No. 104— G. K. Brown, Prox.; S. Portch, C. T. Sherry, W. S. Thomson, 

E. J. Flippance, P.Z's. 
No. 112— G. W. Gorrell, Z. 
No. 113— F. J. Lagden, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 114— H. W. Mayhew, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 115—0. Fleming, Z.; G. W. Hamilton, J. 
No. 116— J. G. Saunders, Z.; W. W. Whyte, M. W. Rogers, W. H. 

Edwards, M. P. Morris, P.Z's. 
No. 117— C. Jantzi, Z.; G. A. Braby, W. E. James, W. R. Cooper, W. J. 

Leach, N. A. MacEachren, A. C. Mason, G. H. Shannon, 

T. R. Williams, P.Z's. 
No. 119— R. W. Willett, Prox.; B. M. White, J. A. Mclntyre, P.Z's. 
No. 129— F. Lannin, Z.; J. A. McDonald, H.; W. H. Cheoros, J.; E. J. 

Hingst, S. L. Earl, R. F. Robinson, P.Z's. 
No. 130— C. McGill, Z.; C. Manning, H.; J. A. George, L. A. Smith, W. H. 

Gorrell, F. Wrightson, P.Z's. 
No. 131— K. Hopkinson, Z.; G. G. Sinclair, W. M. Lee, L. MacKenzie, 

P Z's 
No. 132— L. W. Moxley, Z.; H. Trueman, J.; A. L. Wheeler, P.Z. 
No. 133— J. E. Stitt, Z.; G. A. Phillips, J. J. Carpenter, P.Z's. 
No. 134— H. Goard, Z.; L. G. Parliament, C. E. McPhail, P.Z's. 
No. 135— W. J. Morgan, H.; C. G. Armstrong, P.Z. 
No. 138— R. Pannabecker, Z.; G. T. Fergson, H.; G. Fillingham, J.; 

J. Benson, R. R. Parson, B. W. Spencer, H. 0. Hughes, 

E. Hughes, P. James, C. V. Elliott, E. Dobson, H. W. 

Clark, P.Z's. 
No. 140— H. J. Sutherland, Z.; D. Harcus, W. S. Shaver, P.Z's. 
No. 144— H| Lindsay, H.; K. A. McQuoid, F. S. Hamilton, H. J. Morgan, 

P Z's 
No. 145— R. S. Woodward, Z.; C. F. Howe, J; P. W. Rogers, W. C. John- 
ston, D. P. Collins, W. E. Pomeroy, M. A. Searle, J. R. 

Legecy, R. J. Lewis, R. F. Higgins, R. L. Carr, L. B. 

Morrison, A. J. Martin, E. E. Reid, R. A. Gibson, P.Z's. 
No. 146— D. Kidd, Z.; J. S. Gee, H.; E. Johnson, J.; F. Hay, P.Z. 
No. 147— J. Stewart, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 149— JW. S, Shaver, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 150— A. W. Burgess, Z.; W. P. Dicks, H.: T. Welch, J. W. Carson, 

J. N. Duffv, M. A. Doupe, J. B. Carson, W. E. Boyle, P.Z's. 
No. 151— R. Wright. Z.: L. C. Philips, J. 
No. 152—1. W. Smith, Prox., P.Z. 

No. 153^L. Richardson. Z.; J. Burnett, T. Nacnally, P.Z's. 
No. 155— A. S. Martin, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 161— V. A. Murray, Z. 
No. 163— A. T. Williams. Z.; R. W. Baxter, H.; C. F. Madill, J.; W. E. 

Bath, E. R. Ansell. D. C. Armstrong, W L. Brown, A. J. 

Stringer, F. Spracklin, W. L. Bath, P.Z's 
No. 164— M. S. Thompson, H. 
No. 167— C. P. Eagles. R. R. Wilson, P.Z's. 
No. 168— C. Witthun, Z.; W. H. Brady, T. H. Burgess, P.Z's 
No. 169— W. A. Bowman, Prox.: H. C. Coull, P.Z's. 
No. 175— F. W. Dean. Prox.: J. H. Rogers. E. Hudson, J. E. Piercy, 

C. R. Smith, J. R. Dunbar, P.Z's. 
No. 184— D. Wetherelt. Z.: C. Howard. H. 
No-. 195— W. B. Cannon, H.: M. Clark, J.; H. Spratt, J. Archdekin, 

H. McClure, P.Z's. 
No. 198— A. J. McKenzie, Z.: N. R. Robertson, H.; B. C. Lambie, H.; 

G. Graham. P.Z's. 
No. 205— A. Poole, Z.; C. W. Martin, C. R. Scott, G. J. Hall, G. Topper, 

L. Haworth, W. Hinchley, P.Z's. 


No. 210— D. C. Casselman, Z.; C. P. Laushway, P.Z. 

No. 212— N. Austin, Z.; I. Ingles, H.; S. Tenenbaum, J.; S. Perlman, P.Z. 

No. 213— R. F. Dewar, Z. 

No. 214— T. Smith, Prox.; R. McLean, P.Z's. 

No. 215— C. Eby, Z.; D. Reedie, H.; W. B. Angst, P.Z. 

No. 217— A. H. Baldwin, Z.; C. C. Kerr, H.; E. L. Coomber, J.; J. L. 

House, J. A. Mackie, C. R. Kincade, J. Turnbull, W. J. 

Webber, W. Wyllie, F. Schytte, P.Z's. 
No. 218— L. Mournahan, Z.; H. Newell, H.; R. Clark, J.; S. Patterson, 
H. Jelly, C. Oliver, F. Claridge, J. Firth, H. Emrick, W. 

Newell, W. Pacey, M. Hume, H. McGhee, L. Besley, 

D. Wake, P.Z's. 
No. 219— S. J. Taylor, Z.; H. D. McLaughlan, H.; P. K. Taylor, D. 

Stuart, R. E. Storey, R. A. Boddy, J. L. Hewson, J. W. 

McCulla, D. S. McLachlan, J. S. Bremner, L. J. Colling, 

L. C. Pilson, A. D. Napier, H. L. Kesteven, P.Z's. 
No. 220— G. H. Rothwell, Z.; H. Carr, Prox.; R. N Carr, W. F. Leuty, 

J. H. Dicken, A. Sharpe, G. H. Horner, H. A. Harris, P.Z's. 
No. 221— L. Armstring, Prox.; J. H. Edwards, P.Z's. 
No. 222— W. S. Dowd, Z.; C. M. Pitts, W. C. Pescod, P.Z's. 
No. 223— H. A. Jones, Z.; J. C. Kincade, F A. Righton, P.Z's. 
No. 224— J. H. Davies, Z.; J. S. Drysdale, J. A. Atkinson, W. H. Pace, 

P Z's 
No. 225— J. Brown, Z.; J. R. Dempster, H.; A. Spalding, E. Woodstock, 

J. C. Days, J. F. Winton, J. Broadfoot, F. W. D. Welham, 

C. F. Carter, F. C. Alley, J. E. McFadden, P.Z's. 
No. 227 — L. A. Courtemanche, Z.; E. L. Goodman, H.; C. Guest, J.; 

B. H. Smith, P. E. Kerr, C. McMullen J. Williams, R. 
Godden, A. Pierson, P.Z's. 

No. 230— W. F. Patterson, Z.; J. W. MacDonald, H.; T. W. McFarlane, 

G. Jackson, R. Young, P.Z's. 
No. 231— W. J. Bain, Z.; J. W. Woodland, Prox.; A. E. Johnson, J. M. 

Yates, A. W. Johnson. D. M. Kerr, E. C. Shunk, H. L. 

Martyn, D. Calder, P.Z's. 
No. 232— W. Anderson, Z.; W. F. Roberts, P.Z. 
No. 233— D. Wilson, Z.; G. H. Howard, H.; R. Griffin, J.; F. W. Dean, 

C. W. Emmett, J. Burns, G. Burnett, E. Burrell, C. 
McClocklin, W. E. Gardner, B. Alford, G. Armstrong. 
W. Burton, P.Z's. 

No. 234— B. Moody, Z.; S. Penrice, I. G. Noble, L. Tracey, P.Z's. 

No. 235— W. Jennings. Z.; H. Foote. H.: F. D. Lacey, F G. Hare, P.Z.'s 

No. 236— J. C. Lang, Z.: F. Brown, E. Burke, J. Aldridge, P.Z's, 

No. 238— L. Adilman. H.; J. Hessev. J.; W. A. Thomson, A. V. Sedgwick, 
B. S. Scott, W. G. Chapman, E. W. Mitchell, L. E. Fortner, 
W. L. Davies, P.Z's. 

No. 239— V. Russell, Z.; R. Nudds, I. McConnell, P.Z's. 

No. 240— J. N. Davis, Prox.; W. McKinnell, P.Z's. 

No. 241— H. S. Biegs, 0. R. Roberts, P.Z's. 

No. 242— S. M. Ellinor, Prox.: I. Pack, P.Z.'s. 

No. 243— W. L. Bell. Z.; I. A. Lee, P.Z. 

No. 245— W. Corry, Prox. 

No. 246— D. Danby, H.; A. Douglas, J.; F. S. Fordham, A. F. Nisbet, Sr., 
H. J. Rees, R. H. Taylor, A. F. Nisbet Jr., H. E. Harri- 
son, J. M. Bremner, P.Z's. 

No. 247— R. J. Sutherland, Z.; W. L. Davies. T. E. Porter, P.Z's. 

No. 249— J. E. Cookson, Z.; J. Baker, W. R. Strike, A. W. Northcutt, 
A. L. Blanchard. H. G. Freeman, H. B. Fink, P.Z's. 

No. 250— C. R. E. Carnev, Z.; D. Cooper, H.; A. Pye, P.Z. 

No. 251— S. E. Jeffery, Z. 

No. 252— R. Harshaw, Z.; J. H. Coleman, A. J. 'Facer, P.Z's. 


No. 253— B. E. Reid, Z.; E. Hind, W. McNeilly, F. M. Given, R. Hazen, 

No. 254— W. S. Shaver, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 255— D. J. Hillier, Z.; C. Fotheringham, C. H. Swatridge, M. Hicks, 

W. T. Jeffrey, P.Z's. 
No. 257— G. Shute, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 258— F. E. Warne, H.; J. J. Mahaffey, F. C. Conley, C. S. Feasley, 

P Z's 
No. 259— D. Harcus, Prox., P.Z. 
No. 260— W. A. Hamilton, Z.; F. Leuty, H. Carr, L. Hewson, H. B. Banks, 

W. A. McKagne, A. R. McDougall, P.Z's. 
No. 261— G. E. Tait, Z.; E. L. Jackson, G. Jackson, P.Z's. 
No. 262— F. Scott, Z.; R. J. Cocks, H.; H. H. C. Rose, S. Portch, J. 

Brownlie, J. E. Richardson, P.Z's. 

The following Chapters were not represented: Bruce No. 53, Pales- 
tine No. 54, Granite No. 61, Beaver No. 74, Warkworth No. 110, Glen- 
garry No. 143, St. John's No. 148, Prince of Wales No. 226, Dochert No. 
248, The Scarborough No. 263. 
148 Chapters represented 
10 Chapters not represented 

158 Total 

There were 646 Registered Delegates having a total vote of 871. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

JOSEPH BENSON, Vice-Chairman 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. J. W. Woodland, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Credentials be re- 
ceived and adopted. 

The Most Excellent, the Grand Z. directed the Grand Scribe E. to call 
the roll of Representatives of Sister Jurisdictions when they assembled 
before the Altar. The following Grand Representatives answered their 

Alabama — Robert N. McElhinney. 
Argentina — Fraser Hay. 
Arizona — Percy W. Rogers. 
Arkansas — J. Howard Coleman. 
British Columbia — J. A. Mackie 
California — Don Calder. 
Delaware — William J. Grierson. 
District of Columbia — Bruce H. Smith 
Florida — Melville S. Gooderham. 
Illinois — James W. Woodland. 
Indian — Arthur L. Tinker. 
Iowa— Carroll E. Griffin. 
Ireland— Robert W. E. McFadden. 
Louisiana — Joseph Carson. 
Massachusetts — A. J. Stringer. 
Michigan — Fred W. Dean. 
Minnesota — F. Carl Ackert. 
Missouri — C. Percy Eagles. 
Montana — David Harcus. 
Nebraska — A. V. Roy. 


New Hampshire — Norman M. Sprague. 
New Jersey — G. Harold Shannon. 
New Mexico — John A. Kennedy. 
New South Wales — Fred J. Johnson. 
North Carolina — Benjamin S. Scott. 
North Dakota — J. Lew Hewson. 
Nova Scotia — Clarence McL. Pitts. 
Pennsylvania — John L. House. 
Philippines — Charles W. Emmett. 
Quebec — Maurice A. Searle. 
Queensland — N. A. MacEachren. 
Saskatchewan— James E. Girven. 
South Dakota— J. C. Day. 
Switzerland — L. B. Morrison. 
Tennessee — C. Fotheringham. 
Texas — Allan C. Mason. 
Utah— Lloyd B. Gillespie. 
Vermont — Charles Sheppard. 
Victoria — Alex Wishart. 
Washington — Reg. J. Lewis. 
West Australia— E. C. Wood. 
West Virginia — H. A. Fred Schytte. 
Wisconsin — S. Perlman. 
Wyoming — George Shute. 

Most Ex. Comp. Chas. W. Emmett extended a warm welcome to the 
Representatives and asked them to make contact with their respective 
Grand Chapters and thus strengthen the bond of our fraternal union with 
our Sister Jurisdictions. Grand Honours were given. 



To the Officers and Companions of the Most Excellent, the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 


My Companions: 

In presenting to you this, my first Annual Report, as your 
Grand First Principal, may I first extend to all present a warm 
and fraternal welcome, and trust the deliberations of this, our 
104th Annual Convocation, will prove most interesting and in- 

We are delighted to assemble once again in this great Metro- 
politan of Toronto, and extend our thanks and appreciation to the 
Principals Association of Toronto, District 8 and 8 A for their 
gracious invitation. 

Owing to a previous commitment, our Grand Master, Most 
Worshipful Brother and Companion, Justice R. W. Treleaven is 
unable to be received into Grand Chapter this morning, and we 
are looking forward to the pleasure of receiving our Most Wor- 
shipful Brother, The Grand Master, this afternoon, along with our 
beloved and highly-esteemed Grand Secretary, Right Worshipful 
Brother and Companion Ewart G. Dixon, M.C., Q.C. 

We also extend, on behalf of the Companions of the Grand 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of On- 
tario, a warm welcome to our distinguished guest, representing 
so many Grand Chapters with whom we have enjoyed for so 
many years a warm fraternal relationship; along with the dis- 
tinguished representatives of other Masonic bodies, namely 
Grand Council of the Order of High Priesthood of Ontario; Grand 
Council of Royal & Select Masters of Ontario; Sovereign Great 
Priory of Canada Knights Templar; Masonic and Military Order 
of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine; Supreme Council 33° 
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Do- 
minion of Canada; Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

As we draw nigh to the close of this, another year of our 
Grand chapter, and appreciating the great importance, the tenets 
and principles of our institution must play in this present era, I 
sincerely trust The Grand Geometrician of the Universe will con- 
tinue to bless our great Order and, that all the branches of Free- 
masonry which are assembled here today may unite the bonds of 
companionship ever closer and, we may go forward into the 
future with all of its challenges, united hand in hand. 


My Companions, just one year ago, when I assumed this 
high and important office, I outlined a proposed program which 
your present Grand Council pledged to discharge to the best of 
their ability. I am now going to report to you the result of our 
administration thereon. 

First. With reference to the authenticity of the records in the 
office of Grand Chapter versus the records of the respective Chap- 
ters. The personnel of the Grand Chapter Office, supplemented 
by the gracious assistance of the Immediate Past Grand Scribe E., 
Right Ex. Comp. F. J. Johnson, studied and reviewed all of the 
Chapter records in question, which task represented approxi- 
mately seven month's work, and the following statistics are the 

Number of Chapters whose records were reviewed 30 

Memberships report as of December 31, I960 22,554 

Adjustments: withdrawal, 2 Chapters 98; adjustment 121 minus 219 

Balance 22,335 

Additions plus 7 

Total as of December 31, 1960 22,342 


Exaltations 817 

Joinings 125 

Restorations 28 



Deaths 552 

Demits 217 

Suspensions 220 


Total membership as of December 31, 1961 22,323 

While the above figures necessitate the reporting of a re- 
duction of our overall membership, officially, as of December 
31st, 1961, it is a source of satisfaction to note that as a result of 
the diligent approach to the problem in question, we have now — 
to the best of our ability — a true and accurate record of our 
membership. This, I am sure you will agree, is most essential 
in endeavouring to present correct figures in the various reports 
submitted at our Annual Convocations. 

Dormant Chapters. Following an Advisory Meeting, held in 
the Board Room of the Grand Chapter office, May 17th, 1961; and 
receiving the approval of this Committee, your Grand First 
Principal took the necessary steps to close two Chapters, namely: 
Pembroke Chapter No. 58 at Mattawa, and Cobalt Chapter No. 
203 at Cobalt. 


These respective Chapters have been dormant for the past 
16 and 4 years respectively. 

A complete, detailed report on membership will be presented 
by the Chairman of the Membership Committee, Rt. Ex. Comp. 

Second. Masonic Education Program. 

I am pleased to report that, Rt. Ex. Comp. F. J. Johnson 
accepted the appointment as Vice Chairman on Masonic Educa- 
tion, and Rt. Ex. Comp. William Gardner, the Grand Lecturer, was 
appointed to the General Committee. Rt. Ex. Comp. Johnson and 
Gardner have travelled the entire jurisdiction, with the exception 
of Districts 1, 2, 3, 7, and held pilot meetings with the Grand 
Superintendent of the respective District, along with his Com- 
panions who may act on the District Committee, at these meetings 
the proposed program of the Committee on Masonic Education 
was discussed and the name of the nominee for the position of 
District Chairman was presented to your Grand First Principal 
for approval. It is planned that shortly after this Grand Chapter, 
arrangements can be made with the new Superintendents to 
cover the districts not previously visited. Your Grand Council is 
now pleased to report the District Chairmen have been appointed 
and will be requested to come to Toronto early next month and 
take part in a school of instruction, relative to putting the aims 
and objects of this Committee into operation. 

I am delighted at this time to announce Rt. Ex. Comp. Andrew 
F. Tannahill has accepted the office of General Chairman, and 
upon his return from the south later this month, arrangements will 
be finalized regarding the inaugural meeting. The present Vice- 
Chairman, Rt. Ex. Comp. Johnson and Grand Lecturer William 
Gardner, will complete the personnel of the General Committee. 

May I be permitted to remind the Companions present, the 
proposed Masonic Education Committee is solely for the purpose 
of assisting the Grand Superintendents and the respective 
Chapters when requested, and under no circumstances, is it to be 
interpreted as encroaching upon the rights and responsibilities of 
the Grand Superintendent or the Excellent First Principal of a 


My Companions, in presenting this, my Annual Report, I am 
forceably reminded of the great and personal loss our Grand 
Chapter suffered during the past twelve months in the loss of so 
many distinguished Masons. 



Who knows what lies behind us all 
That we who live today 
Might train a rose along a wall 
And see our children play? 

We cannot mark each deed or thought 
In some long vanished year 
By which the present earth was wrought 
For us to labour here. 

But all we find along our way 
To times by-gone we owe, 
The world is as it is today, 
Because men made it so. 

And since today must be the sum 
Of all that was before, 
Our lives may hold what is to come 
When we shall be no more. 

Blindly perforce the road we tread, 
And cope with good and ill, 
That one a thousand years ahead 
His little place may fill. 

So strangely is God's purpose planned, 
That none of us can see 
Into the great uncharted land 
Which men call destiny. 

Now we are here and know not why 
The end, no man can say; 
The answer to our lives may lie 
Long centuries away. 

While a complete and appropriate report will be submitted 
by the Chairman on Fraternal Dead, Rt. Ex. Comp. Andrew F. 
Nisbet, Jr., I feel mention should be made at this time of the 
severe loss our Grand Lodge suffered in the passing of so many 
distinguished Masons, particularly Most Worshipful and Ex. 
Companion William J. Dunlop and Most Worshipful Brother and 
Ex. Companion James P. Maher. 

Their passing can only tend to forceably remind us of their 
great contribution, and the heritage and the responsibilities we 
have inherited. 



Chapter Lodge 
or Event 





6 — Mount Horeb 
Chapter No. 20 


100th Anniversary 

9-10— Grand Chapter of 

17 — Mount Moriah 
Chapter No. 19 

17 — Advisory and Grand 
Council, Grand 
Chapter Office 

Edmonton, Alta. 
St. Catharines 

Official Guest 
Presentation of Hon 

Official Visit 
100th Anniversary 


26-27— Grand Council i 
Royal & Select 



Annual Assembly 

29 — Lebanon Lodge 


100th Anniversary 

30 — King David 
Chapter U.D. 


Inaugural Meeting 


1— St. Clair Lodge 
Chapter No. 75 

7— Oakwood Chapter 
No. 233 

12-13— Grand Chapter of 

16 — Sequin Chapter 
No. 261 

21— Lebanon Chapter 
No. 220 


18-19-20— Grand Lodge, A.F. 
& A.M. of Canada in 
the Province of Ont. 


4 — Grand Conclave, 
Red Cross of 

6-7 — Sovereign Great 


8 — Investment Com- 
mittee Grand 
Chapter Office 

17— St. John's United 

20— Occident Lodge, 
Past Masters Night 

23 — Covenant Chapter 
No. 113 

24 — St. John's Chapter 
No. 6 

25 — Atwood Chapter 
No. 149 

25 — Alberton Chapter 
No. 152 



Burlington, Vt. 

Lambton Mills 




Rainy River 
Fort Francis 

Guest Speaker, with Comps. 
of St. Clair, No. 75, Milton 

Reception, New Grand 

Official Guest 

Consecration and Dedication 

Official Guest 
41st Anniversary 

Annual Communication 
Official Guest 

Official Guest 
Official Guest 

District Church Service 

Past Masters Night 
Master of the Evening 

International Night 

Binkley United Church, Main 
St., West of University of 

Official Visit 
Official Visit 

26 — Granite Lodge Rainy Lake Fraternal Visit 

Kenora Official Visit 

Atikokan Official Visit 


27— Golden Chapter 
No. 90 

28— Quetico Chapter 
No. 259 

29 — Joint meeting with 
Fort William & Port 
Arthur, Nos. 140 & 
82 Chapters 


3-4-5 — Grand Chapter of 

10 — Tuscan Chapter 

No. 95 
11 — Grenville Chapter 

No. 22 

12-13-14— Grand Chapter of 

18 — Advisory and Grand 

Chapter Meeting, 

Grand Chapter 

20 — Mount Nebo 

Chapter No. 76 
21— Occident Chapter 

No. 77 
26— Ottawa Chapter 

No. 222 
27-28 — Grand Chapter 

Toledo, Ohio 





Niagara Falls 




Toronto District 8A Beth Sholom 
30— South Gate Lodge, 

A.F. & A.M. Toronto 


4 — Royal Arch Masons 

14 — Signet Chapter 
No. 34 

19— Toronto 
No. 8 


22 — District Reception 
Ottawa District 
No. 13 

24 — Hiram Chapter 
No. 2 

25 — Reception to Grand 
3rd Principal 
J. Girven 

29 — Reception to Grand 
Second Principal 
Dr. Frazer Hay 


6-7— Grand Chapter of 
11-12— Grand Chapter of 
13 — Victoria Chapter 

No. 205 
15 — Formal meeting re 
New Scarborough 
Chapter, U.D. 




Smith Falls 


in Philadelphia 
in Boston 

Official Visit 

Official Guest 
Official Visit 

100th Anniversary 
Presentation to Grand Z 
Hon. Membership 

Official Guest 

Official Visit 

Reception to the Grand Z. 


Represented by Most Ex. 

Comp. J. L. House 

Divine Service 
Guest Speaker 


Presentation 50-Year Jewels 
to Comps. D. Cowan and C. 

Divine Service 

Official Guest 

Reception and Presentation 
of Hon. Membership to 
Grand Z. 


Official Guest 
Official Guest 
Dedication of New Temple 

Guest Speaker 




2 — Peel Chapter 

No. 195 Brampton 

3 — Oakwood Chapter 

No. 233 Toronto 

9 — Shekinah Chapter 

No. 138 
11— St. Clair Chapter 

No. 231 Toronto 

12 — Occident Chapter 

No. 77 Toronto 

18— St. Clair Chapter 

No. 75 Milton 

19 — Humber Chapter 
No. 246 

25 — Ulster Chapter 
No. 219 

29 — Principals Assoc. Toronto District 

8 & 8A 
31— Grand Chapter, 

State of New York Albany, N.Y. 


13-14— Grand Chapter of 

Installation Ceremony 

Installation Ceremony 
Presentation of Hon. Mem- 
bership to Grand Z. 

Installation Ceremony 

Installation Ceremony 

Installation Ceremony 

Installation Ceremony 
Installing "Z" 

Installation Ceremony and 
Presentation of Hon. Mem- 
bership to Grand Z. 

Installation Ceremony 
Annual Dinner 
Official Guest 


in Winnipeg 

Official Guest 

18 — Royal Arch Masons, 

8 & 8A 


Installation of 


19 — Advisory and Grand 
Chapter, Grand 
Chapter Office 



23 — District Meeting. 
District No. 4 


Official Guest 


6 — Scarborough 
Chapter U.D. 




Official Guest 

9 — Occident Chapter 
16— The St. Patrick 
Chapter No. 145 

17 — 100th Anniversary, 

Ezra Chapter No. 23 
20 — The Hamilton 

Chapter No. 175 Hamilton 

22— Ulster Chapter 
No. 219 

24— St. Clair District 
No. 1 

29 — Principals Assoc. 




2— Grimsby Chapter 
No. 69 

4— Burlington Lodge 

Toronto District 
8 & 8A 


First Royal Arch Degree 
School of Instruction 

Annual Irish Night 
Official Guest 

Official Guest 

Grand Chapter Night 
Conferring the H.R.A. Degree 
on Most Worshipful Brother 

Presenting Hon. Membership 
to the Grand Z. 

District Reception 
Official Guest 

Election of Officers 

Official Guest 

Guest Speaker with Comps. 
from King David Chapter 


I am most grateful to the various Chapters and sister Grand 
Chapters for their kind invitation, and to have the opportunity of 
representing our Grand Chapter on the various occasions, as 
itemized above. 

I would be most remiss, if I did not express my sincere appre- 
ciation to Most Ex. Comp. John L. House, who represented your 
Grand First Principal at the Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Virginia. To Right Ex. Comp. James Girven, the Grand 
Third Principal, for representing the Grand First Principal, at the 
Annual International Night held at Cornwall, Ontario; and also 
to the large number of present and past Grand Chapter Officers 
who accompanied me on so many of the fraternal visits in our 
own grand jurisdiction. 

It is incumbent upon me, also, to express my deep apprecia- 
tion to the great number of constituent Chapters and fraternal 
bodies, who so graciously conferred Honorary Membership on 
your Grand First Principal. I am not unmindful, that this fraternal 
gesture is, in the main, a tangible expression to our Grand 
Chapter, of their continued loyalty and appreciation, and I sin- 
cerely trust, that I will be blessed for many years to discharge, 
on behalf of the Grand Chapter of Canada, and myself, appre- 
ciation for this act of Masonic kindness. 

May I be privileged to make one personal observation, and 
express at this time my sincere appreciation to my Mother- 
Chapter, Occident Chapter No. 77, for the wonderful reception 
they tendered me on Saturday evening, October 21st, in recogni- 
tion of my elevation to the office of Grand First Principal. 

Occident Chapter, down through the years, has established 
a reputation of loyalty to Grand Chapter, and on so many occa- 
sions, have expressed their affection and appreciation by recep- 
tions similar to the one I have just mentioned. Consequently, I 
will be ever mindful of my duties and responsibilities to my 
Mother Chapter. 

One must mention the continued act of kindness and fraternal 
recognition shown our Grand Chapter by our Most Worshipful 
Grand Lodge in presenting an opportunity to your Grand First 
Principal and Grand Scribe E. to attend their Annual Communi- 
cation. Most Excellent Comp. M. A. Searle and myself, accom- 
panied by our ladies, accepted this kind invitation last July, and 
on this occasion, as always, every act of kindness and courtesy 
was extended, and I would like, once again, to record our deep 

On Visitations to sister jurisdictions during the past year 
tangible evidence was reflected of the great bond of companion- 


ship and affection which exist and which has meant so much to 
the prestige of our Grand Chapter. In every instance your Grand 
First Principal was accorded a most warm and fraternal welcome; 
and the respect and admiration in which our Grand Chapter is 
held, was most evident on every occasion. 


It was with sincere regret that, as the result of conditions 
beyond my control, the kind invitation extended by the following 
Grand Chapters had to be declined: 

Grand Chapter of the State of New Hampshire 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Maine 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of New Brunswick 
Grand' Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Nova Scotia 
Grand Chapter of British Columbia 
Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan 
Grand Chapter of Vermont 
Grand Chapter of Rhode Island 


During this past year four Chapters, namely, Grenville 
Chapter No. 22, Prescott; Mount Horeb Chapter No. 20, Brantford; 
Mount Moriah Chapter No. 19, St. Catharines, and Ezra Chapter 
No. 23, Simcoe, celebrated their 100th Anniversary. It was my 
privilege and pleasure to attend all of the above Anniversaries, 
and it is worthy of note, that in every instance, a most impressive 
and fitting programme was arranged. 

In attendance were members of the Grand Council and 
Ruling Grand Chapter Officers, whose presence added to the 
occasion, and was such a source of encouragement to your Grand 
First Principal. 


On Monday, September 25, 1961, I travelled to Fort William 
and was received by Very Excellent Comp. Wellington Smith, 
who had arranged a week of official visits through Algoma Dis- 
trict No. 14. During the following five nights, it was my pleasure 
to attend Atwood Chapter No. 149, Rainy River; Alberton Chapter 
No. 152, Fort Francis; Golden Chapter No. 90, Kenora and Quetico 
Chapter No. 259, Atikokan; and a joint meeting of Fort William 
Chapter No. 140, Fort William and Shuniah Chapter No. 82, Port 

On Wednesday, November 22, 1961, I attended a District 
Reception at Smith Falls under the direction of the Grand Super- 
intendent, Rt. Ex. Comp. John Joseph Carpenter of Ottawa District 
No .13. 


Approximately 210 Companions were present and a most 
entertaining programme was enjoyed. 

On February 23, 1962, a District Reception was held in the 
city of Guelph, under the direction of the Grand Superintendent 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Van Norman, Superintendent of District No. 4, on 
this occasion Grand Chapter Officers of the district exemplified 
the Holy Royal Arch Degree, a most pleasant and interesting 
programme was enjoyed by all. 


During the past year one new Chapter was consecrated and 
two Chapter Rooms were dedicated. 

On June 16, 1961, Sequin Chapter No. 261 was consecrated 
and the Rcom dedicated. On this occasion I was accompanied 
by Rt. Ex. Comp. James Girven, Grand Third Principal; Most Ex. 
Comp. M. A. Searle, Grand Scribe E.; Rt. Ex. Comp. S. Porch, a 
member of the Grand Executive; Rt. Ex. Comp. F. J. Johnson, as 
well as many present and past Grand Chapter Officers. 

On December 13, 1961, Victoria Chapter No. 205 had its new 
Temple in Thornhill, Ontario., dedicated. 

On this occasion I was accompanied by our Grand Second 
Principal, Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. Frazer Hay; Grand Third Principal, 
Rt. Ex. Ccmp. James Girven; the Grand Scribe E., Most Ex. Comp. 
M. A. Searle, and a large attendance of present and past Grand 
Chapter Officers. 


Once again, it is a pleasure to record on behalf of our Grand 
Chapter, our deep appreciation for the wonderful work that is 
carried on by the Companions of Toronto District No. 8 and 8A. 
It is worthy of note, that on this Friday evening, April 13th, this 
Committee will celebrate its 30th Anniversary; and the First 
Chairman, Most Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, who is present here 
tcday, must I am sure, feel a great sense of satisfaction in know- 
ing this work, which was so well founded under his direction, has 
continued to strengthen and bring relief and comfort to countless 
thousands down through the years. Their Annual Report reflects 
continued sound administration, which is most evident in the fact 
that during the past few years,, great steps have been taken to 
widen their scope of assistance. To the Officers and Companions 
of this Committee go our sincere thanks and appreciation. 



During the past year 1 Sixty -Year Royal Arch Mason Bar, 
2 Fifty- Year Past Principals Bars, 27 Fifty-Year Royal Arch 
Masons Jewels, 86 Twenty-five Year Past Principal Jewels and 4 
Distinguished Service Medals, were presented. 

In presenting these jewels to Companions who have made 
such an outstanding contribution to Royal Arch Masonry, I have 
felt it was only proper that they should be presented by members 
of Grand Council, Past Grand First Principals and Ruling Mem- 
bers of Grand Chapter. This decision was taken solely to assure 
the recipient that Grand Chapter was aware of their great con- 
tribution and was anxious to express their appreciation, not only 
in the presentation of the Jewel., but by the presence of a Ruling 
Grand Chapter Officer. May I remind the Chapters when apply- 
ing for Jewels, we would be delighted to comply with any request 
that they make with reference to one of their own Companions 
making a presentation, but where no request is made, your Grand 
First Principal will delegate a Companion to carry out this plea- 
sant and important responsibility. 

May I report at this time that steps have been taken to cor- 
rect the quality of the Fifty-Year Jewel. 

The following itemized list confirms the Presentation and 
recipient of the said Jewels: 

Sixty Year Royal Arch Mason 

St. Andrew and St. John, No. 4 — Comp. John Webber Payne. 

Fifty Year Past Principal's Bar 

Keystone, No. 72 — Comp. F. R. Mallory. 
London, No. 150 — R. Ex. Comp. George W. Reed. 

Fifty Years A Royal Arch Mason 

Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui, No. 1 — Comp. W. P. Cuseck. 

The Hiram, No. 2 — Comp. W. Wilson, Comp. A. L. Bramhall. 

St. Georges, No. 5 — Comp. F. V. Perry, Comp. J. P. Bell. 

St. Johns, No. 6— Comp. H. P. Long. 

Moira, No. 7 — Comp. J. A. Petrie. 

Signet, No. 34 — Comp. C. McNiven. 

Corinthian, No. 36 — Comp. W. S. Rose, Comp. G. S. Cameron, Comp. J. F. 
Allin, Comp. G. K. Rackham, Comp. W. Hipperson, Comp. J. Roth- 
well, Comp. A. Weddell, Comp. K. G. Lech. 

Bruce, No. 53— R. Ex. Comp. J. L. Reid. 

St. Pauls, No. 65— Comp. F. H. Moody. 

Occident, No. 77 — Comp. D. R. Cowan. 

St. Francis, No. 133 — Comp. A. H. Buchanan, Comp. J. H. Kidd. 

King Darius, No. 134 — Comp. L. Sharpe, Comp. Q. L. McGregor. 

Shekinah, No. 138— Comp. P. W. Goldthorpe, Comp. K. K. Mayhew. 

London, No. 150 — Comp. T. G. Little, Comp. J. K. Langford. 

Kichikewana, No. 167 — Comp. W. F. Beck. 


For Twenty-five Years Installed First Principal 

Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui, No. 1 — R. Ex. Comp. T. N. Clark. 

The Hiram, No. 2 — R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Dewcon. 

St. Andrew and St. John, No. 4 — R. Ex. Comp. Alex Lemrime. 

St. John, No. 6— Ex. Comp. F. J. Smith. 

Moira, No. 7— R. Ex. Comp. H. S. McElrath. 

Wawanosh, No. 15 — R. Ex. Comp. J. W. Christon. 

Oxford, No. 18— Ex. Comp. G. K. Mansell. 

Mount Moriah, No. 19 — R. Ex. Comp. F. M. Dottridge. 

Mout Horeb, No. 20— Ex. Comp. W. A. Allen. 

Manitou, No. 27 — V. Ex. Comp. D. Mclntyre. 

McCallum, No. 29— Ex. Comp. D. R. Murphy. 

Huron, No. 30 — Ex. Comp. C. MacDonald. 

Prince Edward, No. 31 — Ex. Comp. D. L. McLeon, Ex. Comp. F. W. Kems- 
ley, Ex. Comp. T. H. Burton. 

Corinthian, No. 36— Ex. Comp. F. G. Mann. 

Harris, No. 41 — V. Ex. Comp. V. Wilson, V. Ex. Comp. M. V. Lucas. 

St. James No. 46— R. Ex. Comp. A. Dell. 

Bruce, No. 53— V. Ex. Comp. R. M. Story. 

Palestine, No. 54— V. Ex. Comp. K. S. Woodward. 

Niagara, No. 55 — Ex. Comp. A. G. Hall. 

Georgian, No. 56 — Ex. Comp. J. C. Blackstone. 

York, No. 62— Ex. Comp. H. G. Gaskon. 

The Malloch, No. 66— Ex. Comp. G. H. Jefferson. 

Enterprise, No. 67— R. Ex. Comp. D. Cox, Ex. Comp. J. R. Riddell. 

Maitland, No. 68— Ex. Comp. T. A. King. 

Grimsby, No. 69— V. Ex. Comp. G. C. Philip, Ex. Comp. J. Neilans. 

Keystone, No. 72 — Ex. Comp. R. W. Merklejohn, Ex. Comp. J. E. Salis- 

Erie, No. 73— R. Ex. Comp. V. Bingham. 

Beaver, No. 74 — Ex. Comp. R. V. Summerhayes, Ex. Comp. 0. G. Tremner 

Minnewawa, No. 78 — Ex. Comp. G. H. Brewer, Ex. Comp. R. S. Freele. 

Shuniah, No. 82— C. Ex. Comp. H. Dalzell. 

Ionic, No. 83 — Ex. Comp. G. M. Thompson. 

Lebanon, No. 84 — Ex. Comp. H. L. Sherbondy. 

MacNabb, No. 88— Ex. Comp. W. D. Lawrence, Ex. Comp. C. Butler. 

Toronto-Antiquity, No. 91 — R. Ex. Comp. D. Calder. 

St. Johns, No. 103— V. Ex. Comp. R. P. McLeod. 

St. Johns, No. 112— R. Ex. Comp. C. W. Fetterley. 

Covenant, No. 113 — Ex. Comp. M. J. Hawkins, Ex. Comp. H. J. Sheets. 

Bonnechere, No. 114 — V. Ex. Comp. H. W. Mavhew. 

Brant, No. 115— Ex. Comp. R. S. Stewart. 

Kitchener, No. 117— V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Leach, V. Ex. Comp. I. H. Tucker. 

King Cyrus, No. 118 — Ex. Comp. L. D. Kennedy. 

Elliot, No. 129— R. Ex. Comp. H. A. Mutton. 

Chantry, No. 130 — Ex. Comp. M. Maclvor, Ex. Comp. J. J. Chapman. 

Shekinah, No. 138— Ex. Comp. H. C. Kendall. 

Fort William, No. 140— Ex. Comp. C. A. Auld, V. Ex. Comp. W. F. 

The St. Patrick, No. 145— R. Ex. Comp. W. C. Johnstone. 

London, No. 150 — R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Selway. 

Alberton, No. 152— R. Ex. Comp. P. C. Freeboy. 

Peel, No. 195— Ex. Comp. R. W. Hall. 

Couchiching, No. 198 — Ex. Comp. A. J. Gardiner, Ex. Comp. H. N. 

Kitchener, No. 210— Ex. Comp. J. L. Steele. 

Mount Sinai. No. 212— Ex. Comp. G. A. MacLeod. 

Northern Lights, No. 213 — Ex. Comp. G. Jones, Ex. Comp. H. P. Shantz, 
R. Ex. Comp. J. Beatre. 

St. Albans, No. 217— Ex. Comp. S. C. Russell. 


Lebanon, No. 220— V. Ex. Comp. W. F. Leuty. 

Durham, No. 221— V. Ex. Comp. W. H. Kress. 

Ottawa, No. 222 — Ex. Comp. G. A. McLead. 

Abitibi, No. 223'— R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Grummett, V. Ex. Comp. G. D. 

Prince of Wales, No. 226— Ex. Comp. P. H. Cuthbertson. 
Quinte Friendship, No. 227 — Ex. Comp. R. G. White. 
Port Credit, No. 230— V. Ex. Comp. D. J. McKee. 
Caledonia, No. 236 — Ex. Comp. A. Lang. 
University, No. 241 — Ex. Comp. F. R. Lorrimer. 
St. Pauls, No. 242— V. Ex. Comp. D. Chapman, R. Ex. Comp. G. A. 

Thomas Peters, No. 250 — R. Ex. Comp. F. J. Armstrong. 
Kirkland, No. 251— R. Ex. Comp. R. 0. Bilborough. 
Hiawatha, No. 252— Ex. Comp. R. C. Fleck. 
Regal, No. 2:53— Ex. Comp. P. M. Brock. 

Distinguished Service Medals 

St. Johns, No. 6 — Comp. Thomas L. Steward. 
Grenville, No. 22 — Comp. Arthur M. Eward. 
Wellington, No. 47 — Comp. William Taylor. 
Kitchener, No. 210 — Comp. W. O. Cinnamon. 


One Hundred and Fifty-nine Dispensations were issued as 

Attend Divine Service 19 

Change Day or Hour of Opening 75 

Permit Social Functions 26 

Waiver of Jurisdiction 1 

Change Place of Opening 2 

Dispense with Convocations Summer Months 10 

Dispense with December Convocation 2 

To Confer Three Degrees in One Day 2 

Advancement of Officers as Required by Constitution 14 

Permit Special Emergent Meetings 8 


Two Chapter Rooms were dedicated during the year: 

June 16, 1961— Sequin Chapter, No. 261, Parry Sound. 
December 13, 1961— Victoria Chapter, No. 205, Thornhill. 

New By-Laws Approved: 

Hiawatha Chapter, No. 252. 
Sequin Chapter, No. 261. 


Chapter No. Chapter No. 

St. John's 6 Alberton 152 

The Moira 7 Hamilton 175 

Carleton 16 Hugh Murray 184 

Oxford 18 Peel 195 

Granite 61 Couchiching 198 

Midland 94 Victoria 205 

Algonquin 102 Kitchener 210 

White Oak 104 Ottawa 222 

Succoth 135 The St. Andrew 238 



I am pleased to report last year two new chapters — King 
David at Burlington and The Scarborough at Toronto — were 
issued dispensations and I trust that in appreciation of the man- 
ner and progress of which these two Chapters have progressed, 
this Grand Chapter in it's wisdom will grant their respective 


Rt. Ex. Comp. Harold Shannon, Chairman of Investments 
will make a detailed and comprehensive report to this Grand 
Chapter, which will warrant the attention of all present. 


May I first express the appreciation of Grand Chapter and 
my personal appreciation for the efficient and dedicated manner 
in which M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean, Grand Treasurer and Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Stan Portch discharged the duties of their respective 
committee. A complete report of the Treasury and Financial 
committee will be presented for your approval. 


A request has been received from St. Alban's Chapter No. 
217 to confer on Ex. Comp. W. J. Milton Lloyd, the rank of a Past 
Principal posthumously. The late Ex. Comp. Lloyd served 
through all the respective offices with dignity and a thorough 
understanding of his duties. He was installed First Principal in 
1960 and served six months in this office when he was called 
suddenly from his earthly labours. I, therefore, recommend that 
Past Rank he conferred. 

Ex. Comp. Dredge of Sombra Chapter No. 153, as a result of 
a severe back injury, which confined him to his home until May 
of 1961.. when he was installed into the office of First Principal of 
his Chapter, however, managed the affairs and supervised the 
operation of the Chapter throughout the whole year. Sombra 
Chapter have requested that he be granted Past Rank. I, there- 
fore, recommend that Past Rank be granted. 

A request has been received from Centennial Chapter No. 
260 to have the title of Past Zerubbabel conferred posthumously 
on the Late Ex. Comp. John Christenson. Ex. Comp. Christenson 
passed away during the summer of 1961 and, previous to his in- 
stallation, served with credit various offices in the forming of this 
new Chapter. He was a Past Principal of Lebanon Chapter, 
Lambton Mills, and the Companions of Centennial Chapter are 
desirous of recording his name as the First Past Principal of Cen- 
tennial Chapter. I, therefore, recommend that this request be 
complied with. 



The Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario, have for the past number of years been the 
beneficiary of the great contribution Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert N. Mc- 
Elhinney has made in the discharging of the duties of the various 
offices he has held in Capitulary Masonry, particularly the last 
few years as an active member of the Benevolence Committee. 

As the result of a severe sickness, Rt. Ex. Companion Mc- 
Elhinney suffered during the past year, he has expressed his 
desire to retire from this Committee. 

In recognition of his services, I recommend that Honorary 
Membership on the Grand Executive Committee be conferred 
upon him, in accordance with Paragraph Sixty-five, Section One, 
of the Grand Chapter Constitution. 


To the Principals Associations throughout our jurisdiction I 
express on behalf of the members of Grand Chapter, our sincere 
appreciation for their diligent and instructive contribution to Royal 
Arch Masonry; and in particular, to the Principals Association of 
the two Toronto Districts, who for so many years, have made 
such a marked contribution toward the success of our Annual 

I have been ever mindful of the great contribution our dis- 
tinguished Past Grand First Principals have made and would 
particularly like to express my deep appreciation for their sup- 
port and encouragement during the past year. 

To Right Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay and Rt. Ex. Comp. James 
Girven, Grand H. & J. respectively, I express my sincere thanks 
for their utmost co-operation and support during the past year. 

To Rt. Ex. Comp. F. J. Johnson, for the tremendous contribu- 
tion he has made during the past year in bringing the files of the 
Grand Chapter office up to date, and in particular, his devotion 
to the task of travelling throughout our Grand jurisdiction, accom- 
panied by our Grand Lecturer, Rt. Ex. Comp. William Gardner, 
in connection with the formation of our Masonic Education Pro- 

To all the Grand Superintendents, members of the Grand 
Executive, and officers of Grand Chapter who so faithfully dis- 
charged their respective duties and brought such dignity and 
prestige to our Grand Chapter. 

During all my visits throughout our Grand jurisdiction, I have 


been forcibly reminded of the loyalty and continued devotion so 
many of our Companions maintain and which has been so evi- 
dent in the success of all the visits I have made; to them I extend 
my personal thanks and deep appreciation. 

I would like at this time to express my appreciation for the 
wonderful co-operation and support I received from Most Ex. 
Comp. M. A. Searle, and would like to record, not only my per- 
sonal thanks and appreciation for his great contribution while 
occupying the office of the Grand Scribe E., but to express on 
your behalf our sincere appreciation and trust that Most Ex. 
Comp. Searle will be blessed with improved health in the years 
that lie ahead. 

It was my pleasure to appoint Rt. Ex. Comp. R. J. Hamilton, 
Acting Grand Scribe E. to fill the vacancy created by the resig- 
nation of Most Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle, and I feel quite sure that 
with Rt. Ex. Comp. Hamilton's zeal for masonry and his personal 
qualifications, the office of Grand Chapter will be managed in a 
manner pleasing to all. 

Once again, I would be most remiss if I did not express the 
appreciation of Grand Chapter to Rt. Ex. Comp. F. J. Johnson for 
complying with our request that he stay on for a few months and 
assist Rt. Ex. Comp. Hamilton, Acting Grand Scribe E. 


On Tuesday evening, March 20th, 1962, it was my great 
privilege and pleasure to accept the kind invitation of the Excel- 
lent First Principal of The Hamilton Chapter No. 175 and confer 
the Degree of the Holy Royal Arch on our Grand Master, Most 
Worshipful Brother William Treleaven. 

This occasion, I am sure, will go down in the history of our 
Grand Chapter as a most unique and auspicious occasion. The 
Offices of the Chapter for the occasion were filled respectively 
by Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith as H., Rt. Ex. Comp. James 
Girven as J; Rt. Ex. Comp: F. J. Johnson as Scribe E.; Most Ex. 
Comp. C. M. Pitts as Scribe N.; Most Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle as 
Principal Sojourner; Rt. Ex. Comp. R. J. Lewis as Senior So- 
journer; Most Ex. Comp. John L. House as Junior Sojourner. Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Gordon K. Brown, Grand Superintendent of Hamilton 
District No. 5 was Master of the Fourth Veil; Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred 
Schytte, Master of the Third Veil; Rt. Ex. Comp. Peter Worthing- 
ton, Master of the Second Ceil, and Rt. Ex. Comp. Terry Smith, 
Master of the First Veil. Others taking part in the work were Rt. 
Ex. Comp. S. Porch, Member of the Grand Executive; Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Stephens, Past Grand Superintendent; Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred 
Scott, Past Grand Superintendent; Rt. Ex. Comp. William Gar- 
dener, Grand Lecturer; and Very Ex. Comp. E. Marshall. 

There were approximately 185 Companions in attendance, 


and the work of the evening was done in a most impressive 
manner, the admiration of our Grand Master was eloquently 
expressed at the Banquet Hour. It was my great privilege to 
occupy the Chair of Zerubbabel on this occasion, and I would 
like at this time to express my sincere appreciation, first to the 
Companions of Hamilton Chapter for their kind invitation, and to 
all the members of Grand Chapter who so efficiently discharged 
their respective duties. 


A request from the Grand Chapitre de l'Arche Royal pour la 
France, asking the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario, to accord to the Grand 
Chapitre de l'Arche Royale pour la France fraternal recognition. 

The recognition by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and 
Accepted Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario of the 
Grade Loge Nationale Francaise has been confirmed through the 
office of the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario. 

In view of the foregoing, I recommend that approval be given 
to the request of the Grand Chapitre de l'Arche Royale pour la 
France for fraternal recognition and that we exchange the usual 
courtesies and Representatives with them, and we have the writ- 
ten assurance of the Grand Chapitre de l'Arche Royale pour la 
France, that all the Companions of the Constituent Chapters are 
all members of Craft Lodges recognized and under the jurisdiction 
of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise. 


My Companions: 

In conclusion, may I be permitted to quote from my New 
Year's Message to our respective Chapters in which I mentioned: 
"As we draw nigh to the close of another year, I would like to 
take this opportunity of expressing, once again, my sincere appre- 
ciation for the great honour the Companions bestowed upon me in 
electing me to the high and important office of Grand First 

No one can occupy this exalted position for a very short time 
before becoming fully cognizant of the great responsibilities they 
have assumed and above all, the great debt we, as Companions 
and free-thinking people of the North American continent, have 
in maintaining, not only the tenets and principles of our time- 
honoured institution, but the very way of life our fore-fathers 
sacrificed so much, that we may enjoy. 


May I, therefore, suggest that on the eve of this New Year, 
when many will be assuming greater responsibilities in their 
Masonic careers, that we stop and moralize together on the 
responsibilities that we have pledged ourselves to maintain. 

The New Year — a time of hope — dawns with great possi- 
bilities of faithful living and finer service. Joshua's words come 
to us, as they did to those who first heard them as a call to faith 
and a challenge to renewed endeavour. Their hopes were fixed 
on a new land; ours on a New Year; both alike present new 
potentialities. We are challenged to "possess our possessions". 

During my visits to many Chapters in our great jurisdiction 
in the past year, I have formed a definite opinion that capitular 
Masonry is definitely on the upswing. Attendance to Chapter 
Meetings is increasing, the great percentage of Officers are in 
the younger age bracket and the zeal and dedication to their 
responsibilities is resulting in the work of the Chapter being 
carried out on an ever-increasing level of perfection. It is our 
sincere hope that through our leadership, visitations to the 
Chapters and the assistance of our Masonic Education Program, 
Royal Arch Masonry in the Province of Ontario, will not only 
reflect with justifiable pride, the great heritage and responsibili 
ties we have dedicated ourselves to maintain, but we will set a 
standard for others to emulate. 


All are architects of Fate, 

Working in these walls of Time; 
Some with massive deeds and great, 

Some with ornaments of rhyme. 

Nothing useless is, or low; 

Each thing in it place is best; 
And what seems but idle show 

Strengthens and supports the rest. 

For the structure that we raise, 
Time is with materials filled; 

Our todays and yesterdays 

Are the blocks with which we build. 

Truly shape and fashion these; 

Leave no yawning gaps between; 
Think not, because no man sees, 

Such things will remain unseen. 


In the elder days of Art, 

Builders wrought with greatest care 
Each minute and unseen part; 

For the Gods see everywhere. 

Let us do our work as well, 

Both the unseen and the seen; 
Make the house, where Gods may well, 

Beautiful, entire and clean. 

Else our lives are incomplete, 

Standing in these walls of Time, 
Broken stairways, where the feet 

Stumble as they seek to climb. 

Build today, then, strong and sure, 

With a firm and ample base; 
And ascending and secure 

Shall tomorrow find its place. 

Thus alone can we attain 

To those turrets, where the eye 
Sees the world as one vast plain, 

And one boundless reach of sky. 

My Companions, it is not sufficient that we continue TO LIVE 
LAID DOWN BY MASONRY, but that we, as free thinking people 
as Masons, and particularly as Royal Arch Masons, re-dedicate 
ourselves that in so far as we are concerned we are going to 
assume our responsibilities and our share of the problems of the 
future, so that our children and our children's children can say 
with all reverence and justification, "See, this our Fathers did 
for us." 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

(thanes Vl/. tbmmett 

Grand Z. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
J. E. Girven and — 

Resolved — That the address of the M. Ex. the Grand Z. be referred to 
the Committee on the Grand Z's Address to report thereon during the 
present Convocation of Grand Chapter. 



Rt. Ex. Comp. B. M. White 

May I take this opportunity to thank the Principals and Past Prin- 
cipals for electing me to the office of Grand Superintendent and to Most 
Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett for his confirmation and appointment. 

Ex. Comp. Robert Overholt, whom I appointed as my Secretary, has 
been most co-operative during my term of office. He was most efficient 
and accompanied me on all inspections and other visits throughout the 

My official visits were as follows: 

June 16 — Lome No. 164, West Lome. 

Sept. 11 — Sombra No. 153, Wallaceburg. 

Sept. 14— Wellington No. 47, Chatham. 

Sept. 18— Erie No. 73, Ridgetown. 

Oct. 2— Ark No. 80, Windsor 

Oct. 11 — King Cyrus No. 119, Leamington. 

Oct. 13— Prince of Wales, No. 71, Essex. 

Oct. 24— MacNabb No. 88, Dresden. 

Nov. 1— Blenheim No 239, Blenheim 

Nov. 8 — Thomas Peters, No. 250, Windsor. 

Official visits and Installations gave me the privilege of visiting all 
Chapters at least twice. On all occasions I was received in a warm and 
friendly manner as the representative of the Grand First Principal. 

I had the pleasure on behalf of Most Ex. the Grand First Principal 
of presenting two 25-year Past Principal's jewels, one to Ex. Comp. L. D. 
Kennedy, King Cyrus Chapter, Leamington and the other to Ex. Comp. 
Butler, MacNabb Chapter, Dresden. Also, I presented a Distinguished 
Service Medal to Comp. Taylor of Wellington Chapter 47, Chatham. 

District Divine Services have been well attended. The Service held 
in Leamington, May 7, at St. John's Anglican Church, had 85 Com- 
panions on parade. The Rev. Rt. Ex. Comp. A. S. H. Cree was in charge 
of the Service. 

The Principals Association in this District is very strong. We hold 
three meetings a year which afford an opportunity to bring all Principals 
and Chapters in closer harmony. 

It has been an annual privilege for the Past Grand Superintendents 
of St. Clair District to exemplify the H. R. A. degree. On May 24 this 
event was held at King Cyrus Chapter, Leamington. Nineteen Past 
Superintendents were in attendance with eighteen taking part in the 

The Grand Superintendent's night this year will be highlighted by 
a fraternal visit from our Grand First Principal. Ark Chapter has 
graciously offered to be host. 

The overall picture of Capitular Masonry in this District has room 
for improvement in many respects. During my visitation I stressed the 
need of: 

(1) regular attendance. 

(2) quality in our Ritual work. 

(3) committees for demits and suspensions. 

(4) inter-Chapter visitations. 

(5) punctuality in starting and closing Chapter. 

(A few Chapters in the District neglect this last important 
The Chapters of the District this year have been favoured with 
several applications. These should stimulate the work and create new 

In conclusion, I wish to extend sincere congratulations to my succes- 


sor, and to offer him my wholehearted support. I know St. Clair District 
will extend to him the same co-operation that I had the privilege to 

Rt. Ex. Comp. C. Terry Smith 

May I take this opportunity to thank my Chapter for their nomi- 
nation, and the Principals and Past Principals of this District for the 
honour they conferred on me in electing me to the office of Grand 
Superintendent, and to Most Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett for his 
confirmation and appointment. 

My first duty on assuming office was to appoint Ex. Comp. Ross 
McLean of my own chapter as my secretary. He was very efficient and 
accompanied me on all my inspections throughout the district. I also 
appointed Ex. Comp. Ivan D. Parkinson of Nilestown Chapter as Chair- 
man of the Educational Committee, Ex. Comp. Stilson Swales of Beaver 
Chapter as Chairman of the Membership Committee, and Comp. Rev. John 
E. M. Birtch of Wawanosh Chapter as our District Chaplain. 

A School of Instruction was held on May 3, 1961 in Beaver Chapter 
No. 74 Strathroy, with 10 Chapters of the District represented. This 
meeting was for the most part administrative, dealing with Notices, 
Reports, Starting on Time, Education, Membership, and Histories of 
Grand Chapter. 

Official visits were arranged and carried out as per schedule: 

June 28 — St. Johns, No. 3, London. 

Sept. 18 — Minnewawa No. 78, Parkhill. 

Sept. 21 — Nilestown No. 247, Nilestown. 

Sept. 28— St. Andrews No. 238, London. 

Oct. 2 — Beaver No. 74, Strathroy. 

Oct. 3— St. Pauls No. 242, Lambeth. 

Oct. 9— Vimy No. 214, Inwood. 

Oct. 17 — London No. 150, London. 

Oct. 18— Bruce No. 53, Petrolia. 

Oct. 27 — St. George No. 5, London. 

Nov. 2 — Aylmer No. 81, Aylmer. 

Nov. 4 — Wawanosh No. 15, Sarnia. 

Nov. 9— Palestine No. 54, St. Thomas. 

Dec. 10— Hiawatha No. 252, Sarnia. 


May 6, 1961, I paid a fraternal visit to Port Huron Chapter, Port 
Huron, Michigan, on the occasion of celebrating their centennial. We 
were also represented by Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith. 

19 May, 1961, I attended Ruling Principals' night held in Sarnia by 
Wawanosh Chapter No. 15. The ruling principals of London District 
No. 2 conferred the Holy Royal Arch degree. Very good attendance, all 
Chapters in the District were represented along with visitors from 

16 June, 1961, I visited Seguin Chapter, Parry Sound, on the occasion 
of their dedication. 

17 June, 1961, St. Georges Chapter No. 5 were hosts to Quinte 
Friendship Chapter No. 227, Belleville. This is a fraternal visit alter- 
alternating each year. The Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred in 
a most effective manner by Quinte Chapter. We were honoured with 
the presence of Most Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith. 

20 June, 1961, London Chapter No. 150, were hosts to Hamilton 
Chapter No. 175, Hamilton. This also is a fraternal visit, alternating 
yearly. Among the many Grand Chapter officers present was Most 


Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean, who was the main speaker of the evening. 

9 Sept., 1961, I accompanied the officers and companions of Hia- 
watha Chapter, Sarnia to Flint, Michigan, where the officers of Hia- 
watha Chapter exemplified the Holy Royal Arch Degree. 

13 Oct., 1961. With permission of Most Ex. Comp. Charles W. 
Emmett I accompanied Hiawatha Chapter No. 252, Sarnia, on a fraternal 
visit to Hammond, Indiana, where a York Rite Day was held o<n Oct. 14th. 
This Tri-State and International Convocation was held in the Masonic 
Temple, the M.M.M. degree was conferred by Joliet Chapter No. 27, 
Joliet, Illinois; Past Masters Degree by Burlington Chapter No. 91, 
Burlington, Wisconsin; M.E.M. degree by the Northwest Indiana Royal 
Arch Association; H.R.A. degree (Exemplified) by Hiawatha Chapter 
No. 252, Sarnia. Our Ladies had a most enjoyable afternoon in Chicago 
and at our evening banquet. 

25 Oct., 1961, I had the privilege of attending a Ladies' Night Ban- 
quet in Aylmer, under the joint auspices of Malahide Lodge and Aylmer 
Chapter, both of Aylmer. This was an historic event for Malahide Lodge, 
who were celebrating their centennial. 

4 Nov., 1961. A special night called "Jack Reid Night" was held 
in Petrolia by Bruce Chapter No. 53. This was to honour Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Jack Reid on the occasion of his 50 years Companion Jewel. Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Leslie Ewener, Grand Principal Sojourner, presented Jack with 
his Jewel and with some very well deserved words. 

8 Jan., 1962. I had the honour of installing officer for a joint in- 
stallation of the officers of Bruce Chapter No. 53 Petrolia and Vimy 
Chapter No. 214, Inwood. 

18 Jan., 1962. I assisted at a joint installation of the four London 
Chapters, Nilestown and St. Paul's of Lambeth, held in Nilestown. Most 
Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw was also in attendance and assisted in 
the installation. 

10 March, 1962, I attended the International celebration at Port 
Huron Chapter No. 27, Port Huron, Michigan. This is an annual event 
held alternately by Hiawatha Chapter No. 252 Sarnia and Port Huron 
Chapter No. 27, Port Huron, Mich. 

The District Divine Service was held on October 22, 1961, at 7.30 
p.m., at Inwood United Church, Inwood. The Rev. R. K. Stokes, B.A., 
delivered the sermon. Our District Chaplain Comp. Rev. John Birtch 
assisted by reading the Scripture and Prayers. A very good attendance 
by Companions from 13 of the 14 Chapters in the district. 


Immediately following my election and appointment I asked Ex. 
Comp. Ivan D. Parkinson, of Nilestown Chapter No. 247 if he would 
continue as Chairman of the Educational Committee. He graciously 
accepted and we requested each Chapter to appoint one Companion to 
this Committee. 

We held two meetings during the year and it was agreed to continue 
with the three degree teams from the Western, Central, and Eastern 
section of the District. Uniformity of performance of degree work and 
exactness in following the Ritual and Manual of Instruction were again 
our main purpose. 

Ex. Comp._ Stilson Swales of Beaver Chapter No. 74 Strathroy was 
appointed Chairman of the Membership Committee and all Chapters 
were requested to appoint a representative to this committee. 


To my successor, I extend my sincere congratulations and pledge 
him my wholehearted support. On his behalf I would request that the 
District offer him the same warm co-operation that I had the privilege 
to experience. 

R. Ex. Comp. Peter Worthington 

Herewith is my report concerning Wilson District No. 3 for the 
year 1961. It was also my pleasant duty, to visit each of the Chapters 
in my District at least once, officially and others on semi-official visits 
during the year, and I would like once again to express my appreciation 
for the very cordial welcomes extended. It has been a wonderful exper- 
ience and needless to say, it will long be remembered and to the various 
Chapters in Wilson District, many thanks, for your faith and trust in 
me, by electing me to this very high and important office. 

During my visits, I endeavoured to express and impress the im- 
portance of fraternal visits between Chapters, together with a view to 
inviting our Brethren of the Blue Lodges to join us in seeking further 
light in Masonry, and I feel confident that these same Brethren, having 
the desire for knowledge, will take that one step further, in order that 
they may consider their Masonic Education complete. In all visits we 
found everything in splendid condition, ritual work, deportment, regalia 
and last, but not least, the duties of the Scribes E. left nothing to be 
desired. They are to be congratulated. 

I had the pleasure of representing our Grand First Principal in 
Ingersoll, where I presented 25 Year Past Principals Jewels to 2 "old 
timers/' One jewel was presented in the Chapter room, and the other 
at the home of the recipient, who, for the first time in years, was forced 
by ill health to remain at home. However, 6 or 8 Companions of Harris 
Chapter accompanied me to his home, where, amid tears of happiness 
and also regret, we had the extreme pleasure of bringing to him the best 
wishes of our Grand First Principal together with the best wishes of 
his own beloved Companions of Harris Chapter. 

I am very grateful, for the honours I have had, during the past 
year, also for the opportunity of serving you, to the best of my ability, 
and in closing, to my successor, may I extend my congratulations, and 
offer my services, in any way possible, I am sure he is going to enjoy 
his year, and the Chapters of Wilson District will extend to him, the same 
whole-hearted support. 

Rt. Ex. Companion C. D. Van Norman 

It is with much pleasure that I submit a report of my findings and 
the activities of Royal Arch Masonry within Wellington District No. 4. 
I would first express my appreciation to the Companions of the District 
for the Honor bestowed upon me and for their generous support and 
assistance during my term as Grand Superintendent. 

To Most Excellent Comp. C. W. Emmett, my sincere thanks for 
confirming my election and for his interest and assistance of activities 
within the District. 

I am very indebted to Ex. Comp. W. J. McCall, who has been a most 
efficient secretary. His assistance has been a tower of strength, and 
his untiring efforts in the interest of Royal Arch Masonry are very 
much appreciated. 

On May 24th, 1961, a District Meeting of Principals and Secretaries 
was held in Guelph Masonic Temple. Ot this time the Trestle Board was 
arranged and a schedule of inter-Chapter Visitations drawn up. I am 


pleased to report that these visitations have and are being arranged and 
appear to be renewing interest in Royal Arch Masonry. Other business 
of the District was discussed and completed. 

My Inspection visits were as follows, and on each occasion a degree 
was conferred: 

Oct. 6th — Kitchener Chapter No. 117, Kitchener. 

Oct. 10th — Enterprise Chapter No. 67, Palmerston. 

Oct. 13th— Guelph Chapter No. 40, Guelph. 

Oct. 17th — Durham Chapter No. 221, Durham. 

Oct. 18th — Halton Chapter No. 234, Georgetown. 

Oct. 24th— Preston Chapter No. 245, Preston. 

Oct. 26th^Waterloo Chapter No. 32, Gait. 

Nov. 9th — Prince Edward Chapter No. 218, Shelburne. 

Nov. 28th — Ionic Chapter No. 83, Orangeville. 

The work was done in a satisfactory manner in each Chapter and 
on all visits I have been received with dignity and fraternal good-will. 
Financially the Chapters are reasonably sound except Preston Chapter, 
who are finding due collection and attendance difficult to maintain. 
Encouragement through visitations and all help requested may instill 
this Chapter with new vigor. 

District Divine Service was held on Sunday, Oct. 15th, 1961, at 7.30 
p.m., in Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church, Orangeville, Ont. We had the 
honor of having Most Ex. Comp. Emmett and Mrs. Emmett attend the 
service, with many Companions and their families. Rev. D. Crawford 
Smith, Knox Church, Guelph, was our guest minister, who delivered 
an inspiring sermon. Ex. Comp. J. Edwards was our soloist, with Ex. 
Comp. Easson, of Orangeville, leading the Responsive Reading, and I read 
the Scripture Lesson. 

On Feb. 23rd, 1962, a District Educational Meeting was held in the 
Chapter Rooms at Guelph, when a degree team composed of Past Prin- 
cipals exemplified the Holy Royal Arch Degree. The Highlight of the 
evening was the reception of the Grand Council and other Present and 
Past Grand Chapter Officers, and the addresses of Most Ex. Comp. C. 
W. Emmett, Rt. Ex. Comp. Hay, Rt. Ex. Comp. Girvin, and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Gardiner. I am sure that the visitation of the Grand Council and the 
degree so capably exemplified has and will instill new interest in Royal 
Arch Masonry in Wellington District No. 4. I would like to express my 
thanks to the Companions of the Principals Association who gave support 
and assistance in making this a memorable evening. 

The Principals Association which is very active held their semi- 
annual meeting in Durham Chapter Room in September and the Annual 
Meeting is being held in Shelburne Chapter in March. 

I was in attendance at most Installation Ceremonies taking part on 
all occasions, and have visited all Chapters at lest twice, with the 
exception of one Chapter when the meeting dates conflicted. 

Total membership has decreased in the District, mainly due to cor- 
rection of District data, but with the many activities of the Chapters 
and Principals' Association the future appears bright for Royal Arch 
Masonry in Wellington District. Improvement will take place in Chapter 
work under the direction of the District Education Committee, composed 
of Rt. Ex. Comp. H. Shannon, Chairman, and Rt. Ex. Companions L. 
Tracey, L. Morphy, and very Ex. Comp. P. Mercer. 

In conclusion I would like to say that it has been a privilege and 
pleasure to serve as Grand Superintendent for the Past Term and to 
again thank all the Companions who have made it a successful year. To 
my successor I pledge my support, and would ask the District to afford 
him the same fraternal support and friendship accorded to me. 


R. Ex. Comp. Gordon K. Brown 

I begin this report with some reluctance because it is one of my 
last duties in an office that has been for me an outstanding year in my 
life and has afforded me a most pleasant association with my Com- 

At this time I would like to extend to the Principals and Companions 
of my Chapter and District very sincere thanks for their confidence in 
electing me to this high office and to our Most Excellent Grand First 
Principal for his confirmation of my appointment. 

I commenced the duties of office by accompanying M. Ex. Comp. 
Emmett and a large body of Grand Chapter officers to Parry Sound 
for the Consecration and Dedication of Seguin Chapter, a most memor- 
able experience. 

I next accompanied Rt. Ex. Companion Portch to St. Clair Chapter 
for the Presentation of 12 Past Principals Jewels to their Excellent 

We began the year in Hamilton District with a divine service at St. 
Johns United Church in Oakville for the Companions and their Ladies. 
We had a large attendance with all Chapters represented and were for- 
tunate to be honoured by the attendance of Most Ex. Comp. Emmett and 
Mrs. Emmett with a large representative group from Grand Chapter. 
The service was followed by an outdoor reception at my home and good 
fellowship was the keynote throughout. 

My official inspections were as follows: 

Sept. 17 — Divine Service. 

Sept. 19— St. John No. 6, Hamilton 

Sept. 22— The Hiram, No. 2, Hamilton 

Oct 2— Keystone No. 234, Hamilton 

Oct. 11— McKay No. 243, Stoney Creek. 

Oct. 17— The Hamilton No. 175, Hamilton. 

Oct. 26— Caledonia No. 236, Caledonia. 

Nov. 9 — Ancaster No. 155, Ancaster 

Nov. 16— St. Clair, No. 75, Milton. 

Nov. 28— White Oak, No. 104, Oakville. 

Feb. 26— King David U.D., Burlington. 

At the Inspection of my own Chapter at White Oak No. 104, I was 
accompanied by all the Chapters in the district. After an excellent 
meeting, attended by close to 100 Companions, I presented each ruling 
Principal with a framed photograph of the group. With each presenta- 
tion I gave a short resume of the early history of each chapter and 
finally a picture of the Principals was taken by a reporter and a fine 
account of the proceedings published in the local paper. 

My last Inspection was at King David Chapter U.D., in Burlington. 
Again it was an evening with an attendance close to 100 representing 
all Chapters in the district. After the inspection of a fine presentation 
of the Royal Arch Degree, we then had a Chapter of instruction at 
which a demonstration of various parts of our ritual was given by Ex. 
Comp. of Hiram Chapter, followed by a question and answer period at 
which we answered numerous queries on ritual. This was a very well 
received manner of conveying instruction. 

During January I attended the installation of all but one Chapter. 
This one I was forced to miss when their night had to be changed and 
I had a previous commitment. 

I had the pleasure of accompanying the Grand First Principal on 
visits to Occident Chapter, Humber Chapter Thornhill Chapter, Hiram 
Chapter and the divine service of St. Johns Chapter No. 6 at Binkly 


United Church in Hamilton, where I joined him in the reading of the 

One of the outstanding events of the year has been the elevation 
of the Most Worshipful Brother Treleaven in Hamilton District No. 175. 
He received his M.M.M. and M.E.M. degrees on Feb. 20 and was welcomed 
by a large gathering of distinguished members of the various Chapters, 
and I was privileged to give him his obligation. 

On March the 20th our Grand Master received his H.R.A. degree, by 
a Grand Chapter degree team headed by our Grand Z., and Council. 

I also had the pleasure of taking part in the presentations of the 
Distinguished Service Medal to Comp. Thos. J. Stewart in St. Johns 
Chapter No. 6. 

A group of us journeyed to the home of Ex. Comp. Christie, in 
Oakville, where he was confined by sickness and we presented him with 
a 50 year jewel which he received in a very happy manner. 

In closing I sm most happy to report that Capitular Masonry in 
Hamilton District No. 5 is in a sound and healthy condition. The Chapters 
are in good hands with the ritual exemplified in a manner that leads me 
to feel that our district need take second place to none. 

R. Ex. Comp. J. W. McFadyen 

It has been a privilege and honor for me to be the Grand Super- 
intendent of Huron District No. 6, and I wish to express my sincere 
thanks to the Principals and the Past Principals of this District for my 
election to this high office, and also to Most Excellent Comp. Charles 
W. Emmett for confirming this election. 

My first duty was to appoint Excellent Companion Harold Norman 
as my secretary, and I wish to thank him for his assistance and encour- 

I also wish to express my thanks to Right Excellent Companion Fred 
Schildroth, thirty years a Past Grand Superintendent, who accompanied 
me en all my official visits. 

My official inspection visits to the District Chapters were made as 
follows, with a degree conferred or exemplified as indicated: 

May 16,— Malloch Chapter No. 66, Seaforth— M.M.M. 

May 26— Tecumseh Chapter No. 24, Stratford— H.R.A. 

June 12— St. James Chapter No. 46, St. Marys — M.M.M. 

June 21 — Havelock Chapter No. 63, Kincardine — M.M.M. (exemp.) 

Sept. 19— Huron Chapter No. 30, Gcderich— M.M.M. 

Oct. 3— Elliot Chapter No. 129, Mitchell— H.R.A. 

Oct. 10 — Lucknow Chapter No. 147, Lucknow — M.M.M. 

Oct. 17 — Lebanon Chapter No. 84, Wingham — M.E.M. (exemp.) 

Nov. 7 — Bernard Chapter No. 146, Listowel — H.R.A. 

Dec. 5 — Chantry Chapter No. 130, Southampton — None. 

I was graciously and properly welcomed on each of these visits. 

One of the highlights of my term of office was a Divine Service held 
on the 17th of September at 7.30 p.m. in Knox Presbyterian Church, 
Tiverton. The Pastor of the Church, Rev. Frank Parsons, B.A., conducted 
the Service assisted by two Past Grand Superintendents and myself. A 
fine Fraternal Fellowship hour was held after the Service. 

I visited most of the Chapters on other occasions and was well 

A special event was a reception held at Listowel in honor of Right 
Excellent Companion Fraser Hay, Second Grand Principal of Grand 
Chapter. This event was attended by Most Excellent Companion Chas. 
W. Emmett and other Grand Chapter Officers. It proved a real fraternal 


success and created new interest in Royal Arch Masonry in Huron 
District. • 

I called two special meetings, one at Havelock Chapter on May 5th 
and the other at Huron Chapter on Aug. 22nd, to pass on to the Chapters 
the information Most Excellent Companion Charles W. Emmett had given 
to me, also to discuss the forming of a Principals and Past Principals 
Association in the District, as well as to arrange for a Divine Service, 
arrange my inspection visits, and a general discussion on inter-chapter 

The constitutional meeting of the Principals and Past Principals 
Association is called for March 28, 1962, at Elliot Chapter in Mitchell. 

Two Grand Chapter Officers visited our District and assisted in set- 
ting up an Education Committee, with Right Excellent Companion Alex 
Campbell of St. James Chapter, St. Marys, as chairman. 

On behalf of Most Excellent Chas. W. Emmett, I presented a 25 year 
Past Principals Jewel to very Excellent Companion James Neelans, of 
Malloch Chapter. I also expect to present 25 year Past Principals 
jewels to two Excellent Companions of Chantry Chapter before the 
end of my term of office. 

At each visit I sought to interest the Companions in the history of 
Royal Arch Masonry, gave general instruction in degree work, and gave 
a short inspirational address on our duties and relationship to the Great 
Jehovah and to each other. 

I wish my successor in office well and trust that he shall have the 
same support and fellowship that I have had. 

R. Ex. Comp. W. S. Coolin 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand Z., Officers and Members of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 

In submitting my report on the condition of Royal Arch Masonry in 
Niagara, District No. 7, I wish to thank the Companions for my election, 
also Most Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett for confirming my appointment. 

I would also like to express my appreciation to Ex. Comp. Arthur 
Omer, who acted as my secretary and was of great assistance at all 

It was a pleasure to have Rt. Ex. Comps. Alexander Mitchell, Charles 
Larson and Chas. Kinnear, Ex. Comps. Leonard McMann and Harry Bal- 
lantyne with me on my official visits, as well as Rt. Ex. Comp. Frank 
Lottridge and Comp. John Vass, who were with me on several occasions. 

My official visits were as follows: 

Sept. 15 — Mount Nebo No. 76, Niagara Falls. 

Oct. 2nd — Grimsby No. 69, Grimsby. 

Oct. 4th— Willson No. 64, Welland. 

Oct. 5th — King Hiram No. 57, Port Colborne. 

Oct. 6th — Niagara No. 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

Oct. 10th— Hugh Murray No. 184, Fort Erie. 

Oct. 16th— McCallum No. 29, Dunnville. 

Oct. 23rd— Smithville No. 240, Smithville. 

Nov. 10th— Mount Moriah No. 19, St. Catharines. 

In addition to my official visits, other visits were made to several 
of the Chapters. On all occasions I was cordially and properly received. 
Degrees were conferred on all my official visits and the work was done 
in a sincere and creditable manner. 

Our District Divine Service was held October 29th in Trinity United 
Church, Thorold. We were rather fortunate in having the services con- 


ducted by Rt. Ex. Comp. David Kerr, Grand Chaplain, who very nobly 
came to our assistance, when our District Chaplain, Comp. E. G. Riddolls 
was suddenly taken ill. Our sincere thanks to Most Ex. Comp. Maurice 
Searle, P.G.Z. for making these arrangements. 

On May 19th, Mount Moriah Chapter No. 19, St. Catharines, held 
their "Centennial Dinner". The guest speaker was Mo>st Ex. Comp. 
Charles W. Emmett, Grand Z., who was accompanied by Most Ex. Comp. 
Maurice A. Searle, Grand Scribe E. Mrs. Emmett and Mrs. Searle were 
entertained on this occasion by the wives of the Mount Moriah Chapter 
Officers at the Queensway Hotel. 

On October 20th, Mount Nebo Chapter No. 76, Niagara Falls, had 
their Past Principals' Night and conferred the Royal Arch Degree. On 
this occasion we were pleased to have Most Ex. Comp. Charles iW. Em- 
mett, Grand Z. and Most Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle, Grand Scribe E. 
as honoured guests. 

On April 2nd, this year, Grimsby Chapter No. 69, is holding a recep- 
tion for the Grand First Principal, Most Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett. 
This will be well attended from all Chapters in the district and a gala 
evening is being looked forward to. 

Two meetings of the Principals' Association were held during the 
year. These were well attended by sitting Principals and Past Principals. 
These meetings are of great benefit to all Chapters. 

A summary of conditions in Niagara District No. ,7 show that there 
will be a slight increase in membership for 1961 (after correcting the 
membership of Mount Nebo Chapter No. 76 at the end of 1960). The 
total of 39 admissions, 2 affiliations and 1 restoration being partly offset 
by 12 withdrawals, 5 suspensions and 19 deaths, leaving an increase of 
6 for the year. 

In conclusion I would like to say that it has been a pleasure and 
honoured privilege to serve as Grand Superintendent for the past term. 
To my successor I pledge my support and know that support will be 
received from all the Chapters in the district. 

R. Ex. Comp. John J. Mehaffey 

This is possibly the last opportunity I will have to convey to the 
Principals and Past Principals of District No. 8, my very sincere thanks 
for the confidence reposed in me when they elected me to the office of 
Grand Superintendent and also to Most Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett 
for his confirmation of my election. The honour conferred upon me and 
through me to Tyrian Chapter No. 258 is deeply appreciated. 

My tenure of office has almost run its course. The time has passed 
quickly and pleasantly due, in no small measure, to the friendly and 
gracious receptions accorded me as the Representative of our Grand First 
Principal. The support, by their attendance, so generously extended by 
the Officers and Companions of the various Chapters during my official 
visitations was visible evidence of the warmth of the fraternal friendship 
existing between them, and also of their loyalty to Grand Chapter, as a 

To Ex. Comp. Fred C. Conley, for his acceptance of the office of 
secretary and for his efficient and untiring efforts during the past year, 
I am most grateful. His work on my behalf and his efforts on behalf of 
the District have been of the highest standard. 

The first official function in which I was privileged to take part 
was the Annual Church Service sponsored by Victoria Chapter in Thorn- 
hill Anglican Church. The Companions of Victoria attended the service 


practically en masse and there was a goodly number of Companions 
from various Toronto Chapters joined with them. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Wm. Holywell introduced me to the ruling Principals 
of District 8 and among other items discussed, the arrangements were 
finalized for the Official Inspections and for the Schools of Instruction. 

It has been my privilege, as the representative of our Grand First 
Principal, to inspect the exemplification of the various degrees in the 
Chapters throughout the District and also the Chapter records. The 
work of the Scribes E. was uniformly good, the records clear and concise 
and the necessary information for the reports readily available. Possibly 
the most outstanding feature in all of the inspections was the work done 
by the Past Principals. These dedicated Companions who still attend 
their Chapters regularly, ready and willing at all times to assist, set an 
example that the Junior Officers may well follow and, in so doing, ensure 
the future well-being of Capitular Masonry in this jurisdiction. My 
reference to the Past Principals does not in any way detract from the 
work done by the Chapter Officers. In every instance the Ritual and 
Manual of Instructions were close'y followed and the uniformity of pre- 
sentation of the several degrees in all of the Chapters was very notice- 
able. The Chapter Officers deserve the highest commendation for their 
strict adherence and observance of the instructions furnished to them 
and it is also a distinct compliment to my predecessors in Office for the 
manner in which they have given guidance and conducted their Schools 
of Instruction. 

I would like to add a word of caution to Chapter Officers and to 
those entrusted with the duty of schooling Junior Officers in their work. 
Nervousness and forgetfulness can engender errors. One mistake is not 
serious but if the same mistake is permitted time after time, it becomes 
an "innovation" that cannot be condoned. Therefor endeavour to see that 
errors are corrected before they become a habit. 

The inspections held were as follows: 

May 12th— York Chapter No. 62, Toronto. 

May 24th— Orient Chapter No. 79, Toronto. 

May 29th — Aurora Chapter No. 235, Aurora. 

Oct. 2nd — St. Andrew and St. John No. 4, Toronto. 

Oct. 3rd — University Chapter No. 241, Toronto. 

October 4th— Victoria Chapter No. 205, Thornhill. 

Oct. 5th— Tyrian Chapter No. 258, Stouffville. 

Oct. 10th— St. Paul's Chapter No. 65, Toronto. 

Oct. 12th— Succoth Chapter No. 135, Uxbridge. 

Oct. 20th— The St. Patricks Chapter No. 145, Toronto. 

Oct. 26th— King Solomon Chapter No. 8, Toronto. 

Nov. 6th— The Beaches Chapter No. 163, Toronto. 

Nov. 8th— Beaver Chapter No. 225, Toronto. 

Nov. 24th— St. Albans Chapter No. 217, Toronto. 

The Schools of Instruction were arranged as follows: 

M.M.M.— King Solomon's Chapter Feb. 22nd, 1962 

M.E.M.— St. Alban's Chapter Oct. 22nd, 1961 

R.A.M.— St. Andrews and St. John Chapter Mar. 12th, 1962 

Only the M.E.M. Schools of Instruction has been held at the time of 
writing this report but from the keen interest displayed and the number 
of questions asked I ?m hopeful the other two Schools still to be held 
will be equally well attended and informative. 

Outstanding Events 

The District Divine Service was held at Donlands United Church 
and the service conducted by the minister Rev. Irvin G. Perkins. We 
were honoured by the presence of Most Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, 


who participated in the Scripture reading, Most Ex. Comp. Maurice A. 
Searle, many present and past Grand Chapter Officers and a large num- 
ber of Officers and Companions from the various Chapters. Many of the 
Royal Arch Masons attending were accompanied by their wives and the 
attendance was most gratifying. Refreshments were served by the ladies 
of the Church at the close of the service. We are indebted to King 
Solomon Chapter for sponsoring the Divine Service and particularly to 
Ex. Comp. W. Dobbinson and Mrs. Dobbinson for the excellent arrange- 

The reception tendered to our Grand First Principal by Occident 
Chapter No. 77 on Saturday, October 21st was an outstanding event. 
Only those who were privileged to be present on that occasion can have 
any idea of the enthusiastic and spontaneous acclaim accorded to him by 
the Companions in the well-filled hall at College St. Temple. 

At Aurora Chapter on May 29th V. Ex. Comp. Eveleigh was pre- 
sented with his regalia by an old friend Rt. Ex. Comp. Johnston. V. Ex. 
Comp. Eveleigh has been a tower of strength to his Chapter and the 
honour conferred on him was richly deserved. Earlier in the year V. 
Ex. Comp. Eveleigh had presented a 50 year jewel to V. Ex. Comp. Mc- 
Quade, one of the founders of the Chapter. 

On Oct. 20th at The St. Patrick's Chapter a 25 year Past Principals 
Jewel was presented to Rt. Ex. Comp. Bill Johnson. 

On November 13th at St. Andrew and St. John Chapter a 60 year 
bar to his 50 year jewel was presented to Comp. John Webber Payne, a 
member of the Chapter since 1901. On the same evening Ex. Comp. 
Dickinson arranged to have representatives from Hiram Chapter No. 2, 
Hamilton, Ont., and from Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui Chapter 
No. 1, Kingston, Ont., meet with the Companions of St. Andrew and 
St. John Chapter No. 4 as the only old Chapters still working that were 
associated with the former Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Upper 

The Chapter Room at Thornhill was dedicated and consecrated on 
December 13th. Victoria Chapter are now occupying their new and 
spacious quarters in Thornhill Temple. M.W. Ex. Comp. Chas. W. 
Emmett, Grand First Principal, accompanied by the Grand H., Grand 
J., Grand Scribe E., and many other past and present Grand Chapter 
Officers, performed the ceremonies. Many of the Companions from 
the two Toronto Districts attended to witness the solemn and dignified 
manner in which the ceremony was conducted and also to support our 
Grand First Principal. 

A Dispensation for the formation of a new Chapter, to be known 
as Scarborough Chapter was granted by Most Ex. Comp. Chas. W. Em- 
mett. As the name implies, this new Chapter will hold its convocations 
in the new Scarborough Temple when it is ready for occupancy. Dedi- 
cation of the Chapter Room will take place at a later date but their first 
convocation was held in Victoria Chapter, Thornhill. 

During the month of January the installations and investitures of 
the Officers in the various Chapters were conducted with dignity and 
decorum. The installing Z's drew heavily on the experience of Present 
and Past Grand Chapter Officers, and the ceremonies were conducted 
in such a manner as to merit the hearty thanks and commendation of 
the new Chapter Officers. 

Succoth Chapter No. 135, Uxbridge will also occupy new quarters 
in the late spring so the Companions of the Toronto and neighbouring 
Districts will again have opportunities to witness dedication and conse- 
cration ceremonies. 

May I express my deep gratitude to those Grand Chapter Officers 


who have so generously assisted me on so many occasions and also for 
their advice which has been of great service to me. Their names are 
legion and I cannot name any without naming them all. Also to the 
Officers and Companions of Tyrian and St. Alban's Chapters my sincere 
thanks for their support. 

In conclusion, I trust my successor in office will receive the same 
warm, friendly and generous support that has been my lot this year. I 
will be most happy to co-operate with him to ensure a pleasant and suc- 
cessful term for him. 

R. Ex. Comp. B. Alford 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Members of Grand 
Council, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

When the Principals, Present and Past, decided to submit their 
nomination for Grand Superintendent, Toronto District 8A, I expressed 
to them my humble appreciation and stated, that should the Most 
Excellent Grand Z. approve and confirm their nomination, I would en- 
deavour to be faithful to the Chapters and loyal to Grand Chapter. 

I have enjoyed the utmost guidance and assistance from the Mem- 
bers of Grand Council, Officers and Members of Grand Chapter and the 
Companions of the Chapters, and in consequence, I feel it is necessary 
and proper that I bring the following to your attention. 

Most Excellent Sir, Toronto District 8A is blessed with trusty and 
true Companions who understand and practice the duties of Masonry and 
endeavour to make our Chapters peaceful, beautiful and sacred. These 
Companions are proud and loyal and I humbly, but sincerely, suggest 
that there is dire need to help them maintain their dignity. 

I make no attempt to conceal the fact that within Toronto District 
8A there are Chapters embarrassed with poor working, which induces 
pooT attendance and associated problems. 

During the inspection of the Chapters — detailed reports have already 
been submitted — I painfully noted that many Officers were not fully 
prepared, that Companions were substituted at the "eleventh hour" and 
the dignity and beauty of the degrees placed in jeopardy. It must be 
very obvious that a Companion accepting a duty at the "eleventh hour" 
is prompted by an honourable desire to serve his Chapter, and is worthy 
of our approbation, but as soon as he errs, a guilt complex strikes not 
only him but every Companion present. 

Most Excellent Sir, I hasten to assure you that I report this, not 
with the intent of criticizing the Companion, Chapter or District, but 
with the sole intent that assistance may be forthcoming to enable the 
Companions to maintain their dignity, to persuade the Examining Boards 
to be more exacting and to encourage the Principals to honour their 
special charge. I definitely believe that the District Schools of Inspec- 
tion cannot resolve the problem, and that no matter how much effort is 
exerted, the District Superintendent is unable to cope with the situation. 

I can but hope that the Masonic Education programme outlined in 
your Inaugural Address will, in due time, enable and assist us to* over- 
come the problem. 

It is with pleasure that I place on record the magnificent work of 
Mount Sinai Chapter in arranging with meticulous care the District 
Divine Service at the Beth Sholom Synagogue. 

In conclusion, Most Excellent Sir, may I thank you for the honour 
and privilege of permitting me and my secretary, Ex. Comp. George 


Burnett to serve the Companions and Chapters in Toronto District 8A, 
and I can but trust that we have been able to assist Grand Chapter. 

List of Chapters visited in Toronto District 8A: 

Occident No. 77 

Toronto-Antiquity No. 91 

Shekinah No. 138 

Peel No. 195 

Mount Sinai No. 212 

Mimico No. 215 

Ulster No. 219 

Lebanon No. 220 

Port Credit No. 230 

St. Clair No. 231 

King Cyrus No. 232 

Oakwood No. 233 

Humber No. 246 

Centennial No. 260 


As my term of office draws to a close, it is with much pleasure that 
I submit my report on the condition of Royal Arch Masonry in Georgian 

First, I take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation and 
thanks to the Companions of Georgian District for the honor conferred 
upon Amabel Chapter No. 131 and myself in electing me to this high 
office, and to the Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Comp. Charles IW. Em- 
mett, for confirming my election. 

My first duty was to appoint as my secretary, Ex. Comp. Lloyd 
MacKenzie and as my Chaplain, Comp. Rev. G. H. Millar, who made my 
visits more pleasant by the parts they undertook. 

A District meeting was held May 25th, 1961, at Manitou Chapter 
No. 27 Collingwood, a good representation from the chapters of the 
district were present. Instructions received from Grand Chapter were 
thoroughly discussed. 

On June the 15th marked an outstanding occasion, when the Grand 
First Principal, with other Grand Chapter Officers, dedicated our new 
Chapter, Seguin Chapter No. 261, Parry Sound, and the Installation and 
investiture by Past Grand Officers of the district. 

On Oct. 6th we held a meeting at Midland, Kichikewana Chapter 
No. 167, and discussed the geographical survey and how the district could 
be changed. 

On Nov. 22nd, Rt. Ex. Comp. W. Gardner, Grand Lecturer, and Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Fred J. Johnson, met a number of the companions of the 
district at my home, they outlined the Masonic Education Program, and 
appointed the following as a District Masonic Education Committee: 

Ex. Comp. Carl H. Whicher, Chairman 

Ex. Comp. David Low, Vice-Chairman 

Ex. Comp. Rennie Garen 

I have visited each Chapter of the District at least once and some 
on two or more occasions, and find that the majority of the Chapters are 
in good hands, the officers excellent and their prospects very encourag- 

On all my visits, I was warmly welcomed and properly received. The 
visits and degrees conferred are as follows: 

Oct. 3rd— Seguin Chapter No. 261, Parry Sound— M.E.M. 
Oct. 10th— Signet Chapter No. 34, Barrie— M.E.M. 


Oct. 13th— Couchiching, No. 198, Orillia— M.M.M. 

Nov. 21 — Georgian No. 56, Owen Sound — M.E.M. 


Jan. 12th— Amabel Chapter No. 131, Wiarton— M.M.M. 

Jan. 24th — Manitou Chapter No. 27, Collingwood — M.M.M. 

Feb. 12— Kichikewana Chapter No. 167, Midland— M.E.M. 

In closing I wish to thank all the companions of the District for 
their kindness and co-operation throughout the year. May my successor 
enjoy the same kindly advice and support. 

R. Ex. Comp. A. W. Watkins 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal and members of 
Grand Chapter. 

It is a pleasure to report on the condition of capitular masonry in 
District No. 10. 

I would be very remiss if I did not first express my appreciation to 
the Excellent Principals of the district for the honour they conferred on 
me and to Most Excellent Comp. Emmett for confirming my election. 

It has been a busy year but an extremely pleasant one also. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Ford Warren as 
my secretary and I am sure that all will agree it was a wise and very 
pleasant choice. His patience, courtesy and business ability made my 
task an easy one and I know that he helped every Scribe E. in the dis- 

On Friday, June 16th, with the valuable assistance of the Grand 
Lecturer, we held a well attended chapter of instruction in Port Hope. 
Victoria Chapter proved very gracious hosts and provided a lunch, after 
the meeting, for all who attended. I would respectfully suggest to my 
successors that the practice be continued annually. One change I would 
suggest is that each year we form a degree team composed of the ruling 
principals and exemplify one degree. If we invite the Grand Lecturer 
to attend and comment on the degree we will have taken a big step 
toward uniformity in degree work throughout our district. The meeting 
could be held in a different chapter each year to encourage greater 
interest and participation. 

During the year we visited each chapter at least twice and some 
more often. We found all chapters working hard and while some found 
candidates hard to get, plans were made that will bear much fruit in the 
next year or so. 

Our schedule of inspection visits was as follows: 

June 6th— Pentalpha Chapter No. 28 

Sept. 27th— Corinthian Chapter No. 36 

Oct. 6th — Excelsior Chapter No. 45 

Oct. 13th— Victoria Chapter No. 37 

Oct. 16th— Ionic Chapter No. 168 

Oct. 18th— King Darius Chapter No. 134 

Oct. 19th— Midland Chapter No. 94 

Nov. 8th— Warkworth Chapter No.. 110 

Nov. 13th— Keystone Chapter No. 35 

Nov. 20th— Palestine Chapter No. 249 

Nov. 28th— St. John's Chapter No. 48 

The work presented for inspection was of a uniformly high calibre 
and all the officers concerned merit congratulations. 

We were especially phased with the work of Excelsior No. 45 at Col- 
borne ,the smallest chapter in the district. 

It was my pleasure to attend social eTenings as the guest of Pen- 


talpha, Ionic and Corinthian and the reception to Rt. Ex. Comp. Girven 
at Corinthian. 

On the latter occasion, we were honoured with the presence of the 
Grand First Principal and all present were impressed with our leader. 

At this time I would express my appreciation to the chapters con- 
cerned for the courtesies extended to Mrs. Watkins at their social func- 
tions. The wife of a Grand Superintendent is truly a "masonic widow" 
and your kindness was much appreciated. 

On all my visits in addition to speaking on membership, I tried to 
find something new and interesting concerning Capitular Masonry to 
speak about and while it made extra work to prepare so many different 
talks, the interest shown made the effort worth-while. I have long 
thought that if we knew more about our Chapter work, we would do a far 
better job of selling it to our brethren in the craft lodges. 

In conclusion, I wish to extend to every member of Ontario District 
my sincere thanks for your loyalty and support. I have made many 
new friendships while cementing old ones and would ask that you give my 
successor the same help you have given me. 

R.Ex. Comp. H. F. Burke 

It is with pleasure that I submit to you the conditions of Royal Arch 
Masonry in Prince Edward District No. 11. In presenting my report on 
the condition of Capitular Masonry for Prince Edward District No. 11 
may I convey to the Principals past and present my sincere thanks and 
appreciation for the honor they conferred upon me and through me on 
St. Marks Chapter No. 26 in elevating me to the high office of Grand 
Superintendent. I also convey my most humble thanks to Most Excellent 
Companion Charles W. Emmett in confirming my election. 

It was my very pleasant duty and privilege to appoint Ex. Comp. 
Clarence H. Burley as my Secretary, and it is with a great deal of grati- 
tude that I thank him for his co-operation. 

Official visits were scheduled and carried out in all Chapters. The 
work as conferred left little room for comment — sincerity, dignity and 
decorum were the key notes. I was promptly received on all occasions 
and with cordiality and dignity as befits the representative of the Most 
Ex. Grand First Principal. My secretary reports that the books and 
records of the Chapters well kept and up to date. Each Chapter was 
visited two or three times. Official visits were as follows: 

June 21 — Mount Sinai, No. 44, Napanee. 

Sept. 19— Presqu'ile, No. 144, Brighton. 

Sept. 25— Madoc, No. 161, Madoc. 

Oct. 9 — Quinte Friendship, No. 227, Belleville. 

Oct. 16— Prince Edward, No. 31, Picton. 

Oct. 26 — Keystone, No. 72, Stirling. 

Nov. 7 — Moira, No. 7, Belleville. 

Nov. 21— St. Marks, No. 26, Trenton. 

Sept. 24 — District Divine Service United Church, Trenton. 

On the invitation of the Principals' Association I was given the op- 
portunity to pass on the instructions as given at Grand Chapter. District 
business was discussed and from the good representation of all the Chap- 
ters of the District it afforded us a most interesting and informative 
evening. May 26, 1961. 

May 31, 1961. One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Prince Ed- 
ward Lodge No. 18, Picton. It was my pleasure to represent Grand Chap- 
ter at this wonderful occasion. Most Wor. Brc. Harry L. Martyn was the 
guest speaker. An evening long to be remembered. 


June 17, 1961. St. George Chapter No. 5, London, were hosts to 
Quinte Friendship Chapter No. 227, Belleville, a visit that alternates 
yearly. The Royal Arch Degree was conferred. More fraternal visits of 
this nature are required. 

June 19, 1961. St. Marks Chapter No. 26, Trenton, visited Prince Ed- 
ward Chapter No. 31, Picton, to confer a Royal Arch Degree. Fraternal 
associations the best. 

June 20, 1961. It afforded me a great deal of pleasure to have my 
mother Chapter confer the Holy Royal Arch Degree on my eldest son, 
Arnold Harold Vurden Burke, to St. Marks Chapter No. 26, Trenton. It 
gave me a personal thrill I will not forget, recalling the similar pleasure 
as Master of Blue Lodge I conferred his three degrees. 

June 21, 1961. On my official visit to Mount Sinai Chapter No. 44, 
Napanee, I had the honor to present a 25-year past Principal's jewel to 
Rt. Ex. Comp. T. Holmes. 

June 22, 1961. St. Marks Chapter No. 26, Trenton, visited Keystone 
Chapter No. 72, Stirling. Conferred the Royal Arch Degree and left with 
the Chapter, the travelling triangle. 

September 24, 1961. District Divine Service was held in Grace United 
Church, Trenton. The attendance was a credit to Prince Edward District, 
all Chapters having a good number in attendance. Our speaker was Rt. 
Ex. Comp. James A. Payton, past Grand Superintendent, also past As- 
sistant Grand Chaplain. Our best Divine Service yet held; may it con- 

October 16, 1961. Official visit to Prince Edward Chapter No. 31, 
Picton. A very pleasant evening. The M.E.M. Degree was conferred, a 
short but most impressive, dignified degree. At this convocation plans 
were made to hold a District Grand Chapter Night. 

February 19, 1962 (It snowed, it blowed, then snowed some more. 
Telephone calls cancelled.) 

October 27, 1961. Principals' Association meeting was held in Trenton. 
Rt. Ex. Comp. James A. Payton gave a most inspiring talk on the symbols 
in the M.E.M. Degree. It was a good night of Masonic education. It also 
gave me the opportunity to bring to the attention of all Chapters present 
that at least one Chapter was having some measure of difficulty with 
degree work. While words of encouragement were proferred in these 
cases they were also urged at all times to place maximum emphasis on 
achieving a highter quality in the degree work. 

November 23, 1961. Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, Immediate Past 
Grand First Principal, visited Keystone Chapter No. 72, Stirling. On re- 
quest from Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett the following jewels were 
presented: Ex. Comp. Fred Mallory, 50 year Past Principal's bar; Ex, 
Comp. R. W. Meiklejohn, 25 year Past Principal's jewel; Ex. Comp. J. F. 
Salisbury, 25 year Past Principal's jewel. Ex. Comp. Fred Mallory's son 
received his Mark Master's Degree at this convocation. I was very happy 
to be present on such a wonderful history-making evening. 

December 13, 1961. This evening could prove to be one of the most 
important meetings ever held in our District. At my request Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Fred Johnson, assisted by Rt. Ex. Comp. William Gardiner at- 
tended a meeting called for the formation of a committee of Masonic 
Education for Prince Edward District, the plans of committee having 
been formulated and arranged by our Grand First Principal. A number of 
outstanding Companions in our district were present. Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Johnson explained the personnel structure, District committees and 
function of the general committee of the proposed Masonic Education 
program. Rt. Ex. Comp. Gardiner explained many points in general and 
pointed his duty as Grand Lecturer as regards the functions of this 


Masonic Education program. A District chairman was suggested, but 
will be confirmed and appointed by the Grand First Principal. 

December 14, 1961, Presqu'ile Chapter No. 144, Brighton, held their 
Ladies' Night banquet. I was most happy to be present on this occasion. 
More such nights are needed. 

I have endeavored at all my official visits to stress the importance 
of Masonic Education and to carry out the general instructions as given 
at Grand Chapter to all Representatives of the Grand First Principal. I 
have tried to point out to the Companions the importance of character in 
Masonry and made this the keynote of my message to them. The kind 
attention and wholehearted response given to me on my visits through- 
out the District has given me a great amount of pleasure. In conclusion I 
have esteemed it a very high honor to have had the privilege of serving 
as Grand Superintendent and I would like to express my gratitude and 
appreciation to all members of Grand Chapter and to the members of 
Prince Edward District No. 11 for their generosity and kindness shown 
me and who have made my term so pleasant with fraternal associations. 
I have endeavored to the utmost of my ability to advance the true teach- 
ings of Capitular Masonry and trust my personal life before you, my 
Companions, has been beyond reproach. I have sought the assistance of 
the Great Jehovah in all my actions and with your help have fulfilled my 
duties. May I bespeak for my successor the same loyal support and kind- 
ness which has been so generously extended to me. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. J. Keith Forbes 

As my term of office as Grand Superintendent of St. Lawrence Dis- 
trict nears its completion and as I humbly accept the responsibility of 
submitting my report my thoughts return to the Grand Chapter proceed- 
ings of one year ago when I was chosen to represent the Grand First 
Principal in our District. I want to express my sincerest thanks and ap- 
preciation to all the Companions of the District and especially to those of 
my own Chapter, Maitland No. 68, for the honor bestowed on me and the 
confidence implied by Most Excellent Comp. Charles W. Emmett on the 
confirmation of my election. 

On returning from Grand Chapter it was a pleasing duty for me to 
appoint Ex. Comp. W. B. Butler as my secretary, who has been most 
efficient in his services, has extended loyal support and co-operation and 
accompanied me on all my official visits to the various Chapters in the 
District. To him and other Companions of all ranks who must remain 
unnamed, for their invaluable assistance, moral support and encourage- 
ment, I am greatly indebted and most grateful. 

A District meeting of the Principals was held on Thursday, June 1, 
in Maitland Chapter room, Kemptville, with a very good attendance of 
approximately 35 delegates present, comprising all the First Principals 
of the several Chapters and other Chapter officers. At this meeting the 
ensuing program of the Grand First Principal along with my own sug- 
gestions and wishes for St. Lawrence District were outlined. 

On Sunday, June 11, a District Divine Service was held in Kempt- 
ville where the Companions joined in worship with the congregation of 
St. John's United Church to hear a most inspiring sermon by the late 
Bro. Rev. W. B. F. Corkum. A previously established goal of 100 Royal 
Arch Masons was almost reached as there were 92 Companions present 
for this occasion. This event has to be one of the highlights of my term 
of office as I was extremely proud and happy to share in Christian fel- 
lowship with so many Royal Arch Masons on that beautiful Sunday morn- 


The dates for my official visits of inspection were drawn up as 
follows : 

Sept. 6 — Sussex-St. Lawrence, No. 59, Brockville. 

Sept. 12— Grenville, No. 22, Prescott. 

Sept. 14 — Maitland, No. 68, Kemptville. 

Sept. 20^— Covenant, No. 113, Cornwall. 

Oct. 16 — St. Johns, No. 112, Morrisburg. 

Oct. 20' — Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui, No. 1, Kingston. 

Octo. 24 — Leeds, No. 132, Gananoque. 

On all these official visits I was most graciously and cordially re- 
ceived and with the dignity befitting the representative of the Grand 
First Principal. Degrees were conferred by each of the Chapters visited 
and in all cases from the very effective and efficient manner in which 
the work was conducted it was evident the participating officers had 
expended considerable time and effort in making themselves proficient. 
All the Chapters except one have been visited at least twice and before 
the expiration of my term of office it is my intention to again visit 
A.F. & C. No. 1, Kingston, and on behalf of the Grand First Principal 
present a 50-year R.A.M.'s jewel to a worthy Companion. 

An interchange of visits between Chapters in the District was in- 
stituted this year and has been received with considerable pleasure and 
enthusiasm. Most of the visits have already taken place and it is expected 
that by the end of March they will all have been completed. In all cases 
the visiting Chapter must confer a degree on at least two candidates. 

On September 23 I attended the annual International Night festivi- 
ties held in Cornwall and sponsored by the Royal Arch Chapters of Corn- 
wall and Massena, N.Y. All the Chapters in the District were well repre- 
sented along with many of the Companions of Massena. Rt. Ex. Comp. J. 
E. Girven, Grand J., represented our own Grand Chapter and it was my 
privilege to propose a toast to the Grand Chapter of the State of New 
York, which was replied to by the Grand High Priest of that jurisdiction, 
Most Ex. Comp. J. W. Matsunaye Jr. This event is indicative of the bond 
of cordial relationship and international friendship that exists between 
these two Chapters and the two great countries represented by each. 

On October 11 Grenville Chapter, No. 22, Prescott, celebrated their 
centennial year with a special convocation in the afternoon at which time 
the Grand First Principal was received and presented a Distinguished 
Service medal to Comp. A. M. Edward. Later a banquet was served in 
the Anglican Church hall and we were favored with an inspiring address 
by our Grand Z. 

I was privileged to be present at the installation of officers of all 
the Chapters except two and I found that ceremony invariably conducted 
in a most efficient manner with the officers accepting the responsibilities 
of their new positions with continued respect and enthusiasm. 

The overall picture of Capitular Masonry in the District is good with 
the Chapter officers being particularly enthusiastic and endeavoring to 
promote interest and fraternal goodwill amongst their Companions. 
While some Chapters in the District must report a considerable amount 
in arrears of dues, and this fact must be recognized and attacked with 
vigor and determination, Maitland Chapter can be congratulated on being 
able to start the new year with only nine non-resident members owing a 
total of $27, and by the January meeting of the Chapter this figure had 
been reduced to $15. This is certainly an outstanding achievement and 
one that other Chapters should be urged to emulate. 

As this report is being submitted a Chapter of Instruction is being- 
planned for Wednesday, March 7, in the Masonic Temple, Brockville. An 
interesting program has been prepared and we feel much good will be 
derived from this particular fraternal function. 


In conclusion may I again thank all the Companions of the District 
for their wholehearted support and co-operation tendered me during my 
term of office. I have esteemed it a great honor to have had the privilege 
of serving as Grand Superintendent. To my successor I extend heartiest 
congratulations and trust that to him may be directed the many acts of 
kindness, the full support and the generosity of the Companions that I 
have enjoyed. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. J. J. Carpenter 

May I express my gratitude to the Excellent Companions of the Ot- 
tawa District who honored my mother Chapter, St. Francis No. 133, by 
electing me to the office of Grand Superintendent and I thank Most Ex. 
Comp. Charles W. Emmett for his confidence in confirming my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. W. J. Carpenter as my sec- 
retary. This father and son combination proved to be a happy one. He 
performed his duties efficiently and I owe him my sincere thanks for his 
able assistance. 

On May 31 I called a District meeting at which 40 Ex. Companions 
were present representing seven of the 12 Chapters of the District. Rt. 
Ex. Comp. L. B. Gillespie, a member of the Grand Executive, gave a very 
interesting talk on the Grand Z.'s Masonic Education program and also 
referred to the question of membership as one of the outstanding prob- 
lems which faces the grand jurisdiction at this time. He also answered 
many questions, which proved most interesting and profitable. 

On Sunday, June 4, I attended Divine Service with the Companions 
of my own Chapter, St. Francis No. 133, at Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Smiths Falls. Many Chapters of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence 
Districts were represented. It was my privilege and pleasure to read the 
lesson, Haggai 1: 1-5; 11: 1-4. Comp. T. H. Salmon, member of St. Pat- 
rick Chapter No. 145, delivered the address, which was most inspiring, 
on the theme, "Is this your work?" 

My official visits were as follows: 

Sept. 14 — Granite No. 61, Almonte. 

Sept. 20^Carleton No. 16, Ottawa. 

Sept. 21 — Laurentian No. 151, Pembroke. 

Sept. 28— Ottawa No. 222, Ottawa. 

Oct. 2 — Dochert No. 248, Arnprior. 

Oct. 6— St. John's No. 148, Vankleek Hill. 

Oct. 16 — Bonnechere No. 114, Renfrew. 

Oct. 27— Glengarry No. 143, Maxville. 

Nov. 1 — Maple No. 116, Carleton Place. 

Nov. 3— Kitchener No. 210, Russell. 

Nov. 16 — Prince of Wales No. 226, Perth. 

Nov. 17— St. Francis No. 133, Smiths Falls. 

On my official visitations I was properly received in a most cordial 
and courteous manner and was given a warm welcome as the representa- 
tive of the Grand First Principal. At each visit except one a degree was 
conferred. The work was performed in a very creditable manner; the of- 
ficers of the District were sincere and conscientious in their work and 
eager to accept any suggestions offered. 

An event of great pleasure and importance to the Ottawa District 
was the regular convocation of Ottawa Chapter No. 222 on October 26 
when Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett was present and delivered a most 
interesting address. Needless to say this was most enjoyable to the 174 
Companions present from the Ottawa and other Chapters of the District. 

Another outstanding event was the district reception for Most Ex. 
Comp. Charles W. Emmett in the form of a banquet at Trinity United 
Church, Smiths Falls, on November 22. There were over 150 Companions 


and Craft Lodge members present. Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett de- 
livered an inspiring address in his usual clear and forceful manner which 
left a deep impression on all who were present. 

I was greatly honored to have the privilege of presenting 50 year 
Royal Arch Mason jewels to Ex. Comp. J. H. Kidd on June 27; to Rt. Ex. 
Comp. A. L. McGregor on June 28 and to Comp. A. H. Buchanan on July 
8. Rt. Ex. Comp. McGregor's enjoyment of his honor was very brief for, 
not in good health at the time, he passed to the Grand Chapter above on 
December 22, 1961. 

On September 7 I was honored with a request from Most Ex. Comp. 
Charles W. Emmett to present a Distinguished Service medal to Comp. 
W. 0. Cinnamon of Kitchener Chapter No. 210, Russell. I felt that the 
presentation should be made in open Chapter and at the first convocation 
on October 6, which was the night of my official visit to St. John's Chap- 
ter No. 148, Vanleek Hill, therefore I had Rt. Ex. Comp. John Sinclair, 
Past Grand Superintendent, make the presentation. Comp. Cinnamon is 
very proud of this medal. 

On January 11 I had the honor of presiding at the installation and 
investiture of the officers of Granite Chapter No. 61, Almonte. I was 
ably assisted in this ceremony by V.Ex. Comp. G. P. Marshall of St. 
Francis Chapter No. 133". 

On January 19 I was pleased to assist Rt. Ex. Comp. C. A. Bailey 
with the installation and investiture of the officers of St. Francis Chap- 
ter No. 133. 

Again on January 22 it was my pleasing duty to install and invest 
the officers of Dochert Chapter No. 248, Arnprior, assisted by V. Ex. 
Comp. G. P. Marshall, V. Ex. Comp. G. R. Clarke and V. Ex. Comp. W. C. 
Pescod. I am pleased to report that this Chapter is progressing nicely; 
prospects are very good. 

In closing I wish to thank all the Companions throughout the Ottawa 
District who have in many ways contributed to the work of the past year. 
To the officers and members of St. Francis Chapter No. 133 I extend my 
warmest thanks for their support on all my visits. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. E. M. Newman 

As my term of office ends it is an honor and a privilege to submit 
my report on the condition of Capitular Masonry in Algoma District. 

It has been a wonderful experience to have served in the capacity of 
District Grand Superintendent and at this time I wish to extend my 
thanks to the constituent Chapters for supporting my nomination and to 
Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett for confirming my appointment. 

As it was not possible to find a P.Z. who had the time to devote to 
travel and the detail required of a secretary, I was very happy to have the 
company of Rt. Ex. Comp. Alex Barclay on all my visits. He was a ready 
source of knowledge and experience for me, while he enjoyed renewing 
acquaintances in the various Chapters. 

The dates of my official visits were: 

May 24 — Golden Chapter No. 90, Kenora. 

June 10— Golden Star No. 254, Dryden. 

Nov. 14 — Alberton No. 152, Fort Frances. 

Nov. 16 — Atwood No. 149, Rainy River. 

Dec. 4— Fort William No. 140, Fort William. 

Dec. 5 — Quetico No. 259, Atikokan. 

Dec. 6— Shuniah No. 82 Port Arthur. 

My first visit was to my mother Chapter, Golden No. 90, and pro- 
vided an opportunity to report on proceedings at Grand Chapter as well 


as put forward suggestions to increase our membership and attendance. 
These matters are of some concern but not insurmountable. 

One of the highlights of the year was my visit to Sioux Lookout on 
June 10 when Golden Star Chapter No. 254, Dryden, under dispensation, 
put on a field day and conferred the M.M.M. Degree and the M.E.M. 
Degree during the afternoon on some 10 candidates and the H.R.A. De- 
gree in the evening. We arrived in time to participate in the banquet and 
then later see the H.R.A. Degree conferred in a very capable manner, 
especially in view of the number of candidates. Golden Star Chapter has 
enjoyed conspicuous success in obtaining candidates from the lodge in 
Sioux Lookout. 

Algoma District was honored by a visit by our Most Ex. First Prin- 
cipal C. W. Emmett in September, accompanied by Very Ex. Comp. I. W. 
Smith of Fort Frances. He attended a joint convocation of Alberton and 
Atwood Chapters at Fort Frances and a joint convocation of Golden Stai 
of Dryden and Golden Chapter of Kenora at Kenora. Quetico Chapter of 
Atikokan was visited and a joint luncheon with the Companions of Fort 
William Chapter and Shuniah of Port Arthur was held in his honor in 
Fort William. The district will undoubtedly benefit from this visit for all 
who had the pleasure meeting him and hearing him speak must have 
been impressed by his friendly personality and his determination to over- 
come the problems of Royal Arch Masonry. 

On November 14, Alberton Chapter at Fort Frances was visited. At- 
tendance was fairly good and as there was no degree work scheduled we 
had the opportunity to discuss some of the problems of Royal Arch 
Masonry in the District and possible remedies. Alberton Chapter, like 
Golden Chapter, has shown an over-all loss in membership this past 
four years. 

On November 16 Atwood Chapter was next visited. This Chapter, 
with a small membership in a locality adversely affected by curtailment 
of C.N. Railway activities, is fortunate in having a group of loyal Com- 
panions. It was a pleasant occasion to see the Holy Royal Arch Degree 
conferred on five candidates. The work was well done and we left feeling 
this Chapter was in good hands. 

Fort William Chapter, Fort William, was visited on December 4 
when a very excellent exemplification of the Mark Master's Degree was 
presented. Attendance was adversely affected by civic elections, but sev- 
eral Companions were there for the occasion from Shuniah Chapter. Fort 
William is an active Chapter and has enjoyed considerable success in 
obtaining new members, largely due to the efforts of Ex. Comp. Shaver. 
We trust he develops his membership committee so that his success can 
be continued. 

On December 5 Ex. Comp. M. Pierce and Rt. Ex. Comp. George Neill 
motored us to Atikokan. The hospitality of the local Companions was 
enjoyed at an informal dinner at the hotel prior to the convocation. The 
Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred in a very efficient manner and 
the keen loyalty and friendly hospitality characteristic of a smaller com- 
munity was very evident. This young Chapter is small but has a bright 

Shuniah Chapter of Port Arthur was visited on December 6 at which 
convocation the Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred on a group of 
candidates. The work was a pleasure to witness, it proceed so smoothly 
and the charges were exceptionally well given. 

All Chapters have demonstrated their proficiency in the degree work. 
Their records are in very good order. With the odd exception, delinquent 
dues are at a reasonably low level. This latter problem is one that should 
receive the active attention of finance committees, as suggested. 

There has been an over-all increase of 16 members in the District 


this past year. Four Chapters have shown increases, three are enjoying 
real good success in that respect, one was static and two have again shown 

Ex. Comp. W. Cheetham of Shuniah Chapter and Ex. Comp. J. Robb 
of Alberton Chapter have kindly agreed to act on the District Education 
Committee in co-operation with Grand Chapter. 

The year seems all too short in retrospect and I sincerely appreciate 
the honor of having served Algoma District. I hope I have contributed 
something to Royal Arch Masonry and my own Chapter is a challenge for 
the future. My thanks to all the officers and Companions for their fine 
co-operaion and assistance to me during the year. My loyalty and best 
wishes to my successor. 

R. Ex. Comp. H. W. Walker 

May I first express my most humble and sincere thanks and ap- 
preciation to the past and present Principals of the District Chapters 
who showed such outstanding confidence and faith in electing me to this 
honored office. My warmest thanks are due the Most Excellent Com- 
panion Charles W. Emmett for his kind confirmation of the appointment. 

It was a source of deep satisfaction to me when Ex. Companion V. B. 
Bizley accepted the office of secretary. He accompanied me on all my 
official visits and has been of great assistance throughout the year. 

My first official visit was made to St. John's Chapter No. 103, North 
Bay, November 9. On this visit I was deeply moved by the loyalty of Ex. 
Companions Price and Henderson, who, in addition to my secretary, 
travelled to North Bay, a distance of 280 miles, to be present at the con- 
vocation. At this convocation Ex. Companion A. J. Mellis and his officers 
conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree in a most dignified and impressive 
manner. The work was made more beautiful by the addition of music 
which was provided by tapes. The officers of St. John's Chapter are in- 
deed making every effort to confer the work in a manner which will 
make an impression on any candidate. 

On November 15 I made my visit to Tuscan Chapter No. 95 and was 
very warmly welcomed by Ex. Comp. A. F. Beach and his officers. This 
Chapter has been an extremely active one and the activity was again 
demonstrated when the ballot was passed on the applications for exalta- 
tion for six new members. The prospects are excellent for another banner 
year in Tuscan Chapter. The Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred and 
the solemnity of the degree fully exemplified by the officers showed the 
results of many hours of practice. I was very much impressed at the very 
fine attendance at the convocation. 

My official visit to Espanola Chapter No. 257 was made on November 
21 and the Most Excellent Master Degree was conferred in a most credit- 
able manner by Ex. Comp. W. R. Cameron and his officers. The dignity 
and solemnity of this beautiful degree appeared to be fully understood by 
all who took part in the work. I was very much impressed with the new 
Masonic Temple at Espanola and firmly believe that it will materially 
assist in interesting prospective members in the Craft and Capitular 

My last official visit was to my mother Chapter, Algonquin No. 102, 
Sault Ste. Marie, on December 8. The officers under the direction of Ex. 
Comp. R. B. Bizley conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree in a very ef- 
ficient manner. The solemnity of the occasion was enhanced by the addi- 
tion of music provided on the piano by Rt. Ex. Comp. P. S. Jannison. 

In all Chapters of the District I was duly received and honored in a 
manner befitting the representative of the Grand First Principal. The 
condition of Capitular Masonry is very good and prospects for the future 


appear to be excellent. From my observations there appears to be a good 
supply of rough material available which might be brought into the 
Chapters if every Companion will continually be on the lookout and be 
prepared to interest himself in the prospective member. 

My secretary informed me that the books of the respective Scribes 
E. were found to be in excellent condition and the Chapters are to be 
congratulated upon the calibre of these officers. 

On January 12 it was my pleasure and honor to instal and invest the 
officers of Algonquin Chapter No. 102, assisted by past officers. One of 
the memorable events of the evening was when Ex. Comp. V. B. Bizley 
presented the Past Principal's jewel to his son, Ex. Comp. R. B. Bizley. 
It has been my pleasure to have witnessed Ex. Comp. V. B. Bizley invest 
and instal his son into every office in the Chapter. 

In conclusion may I thank the officers, past and present, throughout 
the District for their kind and courteous receptions extended to me dur- 
ing my term of office. To my scuccessor I extend my best wishes and 
assure him my fullest and heartiest support. 

R. Ex. Comp. J. C. Kincade 

First may I offer my sincere appreciation to the Principals and Past 
Principals of this District and especially to the Grand Z. for confirming 
my appointment. 

Secondly, my personal thanks to my secretary, Ex. Comp. A. F. 
Righton, for his valuable assistance and time devoted during my term of 
office. To the Companions who accompanied me on so many of my visits, 
helping to make my term of office more enjoyable, I am deeply indebted. 

A District meeting was called on May 20, 1961, and a very renre- 
sentative group of R. Ex. past and present Principals from the various 
Chapters attended. The itinerary for my official visits was decided upon 
and matters pertaining to the Chapters in the district were fully dis- 
cussed. The concensus of opinion was that the future of Capitular 
Masonry looked bright in the District. 

My official visits as Grand Superintendent were as follows: 

Oct. 18— Northern Lights Chapter No. 213, Timmins. 

Nov. 22— Kirkland Chapter No. 251, Kirkland Lake. 

Feb. 28, 1962 — Temiskaming Chapter No. 169, New Liskeard. 

Feb. 28— Abitibi Chapter No. 223, Iroquois Falls. 

In addition to the above official visits I installed and invested the 
officers with the assistance of past First Principals of the following 
Chapters for 1962: 

Jan. 10, 1962— Northern Lights Chapter No. 213. 

Jan. 24, 1962— Kirkland Lake Chapter No. 251. 

Jan. 31, 1962— Abitibi Chapter No. 223. 

Also on January 11, 1962, assisted by Rt. Ex. Comp. Lavery I in- 
stalled the officers of Temiskaming Chapter No. 169 for 1962. 

I might add that during the months of January and February we 
experienced extreme cold weather and snow storms in this district with 
the thermometer registering anywhere from 20 degrees below to a 
record for many years of 55 degrees below zero. Notwithstanding the 
inclement weather the attendance on my visits was very gratifying in- 

I have visited each Chapter of the District twice and some on three 
occasions and find that the Chapters are in very good hands, their of- 
ficers excellent and their prospects for the future very bright. 

In all my visits I was received most cordially as the representative of 


the M. Ex. the Grand First Principal. Degrees were conferred on candi- 
dates on every occasion, with the exception of my mother Chapter, 
Abitibi No. 223. The degree work with little exception was of a high 
standard, most officers being well conversant with the work and con- 
ferred the degree in an impressive manner. Although no degrees were 
conferred in my mother Chapter I can vouch that all officers are well 
skilled in the work. 

In conclusion I extend my grateful thanks to all the Chapter Scribes 
E. for their splendid co-operation and for the efficient manner in which 
their books and records are kept as reported by my secretary. It has been 
an honor and a pleasure to serve as Grand Superintendent of this District. 
The spirit of friendship and co-operaion has done much to strengthen the 
condition of Capitular Masonry. May the coming year be one of con- 
tinued success. 


Most Worshipful Brother and Companion Justice R. W. Treleaven, 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 
expressed his thanks for the cordial reception extended to him and his 
Grand Secretary, R. Wor. Bro. and Companion Ewart G. Dixon, by M. Ex. 
Comp. Charles W. Emmett. He stated that he was concerned because of 
his late arrival at our Convocation in the afternoon. The Grand Master 
made some very interesting comments on the duties and incidents he had 
experienced during his term of office. He mentioned the pleasure it gave 
him in being made a Companion of our Order in The Hamilton Chapter 
No. 175, Hamilton, Ontario, and the kind reception extended to him by 
our Grand Z., his council and Grand Chapter officers on this occasion. At 
the conclusion of his remarks he was given a standing ovation. 



To the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

Most Excellent Grand "Z" and Companions: 

I submit herewith statement of Receipts and Disbursements 
for the period March 1, 1961 — February 28, 1962: 



Balance— February 28, 1961 $ 9,318.81 

Received from Grand Scribe "E.": 

Rebate of Executive Committee Expenses $ 273.78 

Receipts from Chapters 21,347.20 

Grand Convocation Receipts 1,891.67 

Transfer from Life Membership Fund 3,442.05 

Transfer from Chapters' Life Membership Fund 20.56 

Interest on Investments 2,872.50 

Sales to other Grand Chapters 840.25 

Sale of History 1,144.00 31,832.00 


Grand Scribe "E." Office: 

Compensation $5,500.00 

Assistants 3,235.93 

Rent 2,400.00 

Miscellaneous 1,852.51 


Proceedings 1,637.44 

General 804.95 


Grand "Z." 2,000.00 

General 291.70 


Grand Convocation 6,135.46 

Grand Executive 1,800.00 

Grand Historian and Reviewer 300.00 

Audit Fee 500.00 

Jewels, Medals and Engraving 700.97 

Education and Instruction 818.34 

Masonic Library 125.00 

Canadian Masonic Research Association 50.00 

Transfer to Chapters' Life Membership Fund .21 

Typewriter for office 486.00 

Correction re Interest on Investments 120.00 

Printing Supplies for resale 1,714.53 

Expenses chargeable to History of Grand Chapter 30.00 

Cheques from Chapters returned by bank 83.73 

Grand "Z."— Regalia 224.61 

Grand "Z."— Testimonial 350.00 

Insurance 3,330.60 34,401.98 

Balance as at February 28, 1962 $6,658.83 




Balance February 28, 1961 $2,638.70 

Received from Grand Scribe "E.": 

Interest on investments 2,215.25 

Bank interest 74.22 




Benevolent Grants 1,425.00 

Balance as at February 28, 1962 $3,503.17 



Balance February 28, 1961 $2,205.43 

Received from Grand Scribe "E.": 

Commutations $1,020.00 

Interest on investments 805.00 

Bank interest 32.61 




Transferred to General Fund 3,442.05 

Balance as at February 28, 1962 620.99 



Balance February 28, 1961 $141.20 

Received from Grand Scribe "E." : 

Bank interest 4.02 

Transferred from General Fund .21 




Transferred to General Fund $20.55 

Balance as at February 28, 1962 $124.88 

Examined and Verified: Respectfully submitted, 


Auditor. Grand Treasurer. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
F. W. Dean, and— 

Resolved — That the report of the Grand Treasurer be received and 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions of 

the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada 

in the Province of Ontario. 

I present herewith the Annual Report of Cash Receipts and 
Ledger Balance for the fiscal year ending February 28, 1962. 


March 1, 1961, to February 28, 1962 










Name of Chapter 
Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui 

The Hiram 

St. John's, London 

The St. Andrew and St. John 

St. George's 

St. John's, Hamilton 

The Moira 

King Solomon's 




Mount Moriah 

Mount Horeb 




St. Mark's 





Prine Edward 



Keystone, Whitby 


Victoria, Port Hope 



Mount Sinai, Napanee 


St. James 


St. John's, Cobourg 


Palestine, St. Thomas 



King Hiram 

Pembroke (closed) 

Sussex-St. Lawrence 























J 21.75 






















Balance Balance 
Debit Credit 
$ .43 
















































Name of Chapter Amount 

Havelock 78.23 

Willson 127.25 

St. Paul's, Toronto 94.88 

The Malloch 105.61 

Enterprise 92.25 

Maitland 98.66 

Grimsby 81.58 

Prince of Wales, Essex 138.29 

Keystone, Stirling 65.96 

Erie 98.20 

Beaver, Strathroy 83.25 

St. Clair, Milton J31.89 

Mount Nebo 89.31 

Occident 267.94 

Minnewawa 113.31 

Orient 83.03 

Ark 211.98 

Aylmer 84.33 

Shuniah 232,63 

Ionic, Orange ville 96.52 

Lebanon, Wingham 116.45 

MacNabb 102.11 

Golden 127.98 

Toronto-Antiquity 187.56 

Midland 82.17 

Tuscan 327.49 

Algonquin 261.13 

St. John's, North Bay 128.06 

White Oak 140.98 

Warkworth 46.78 

St. John's, Morrisburg 130.82 

Covenant 217.66 

Bonnechere 127.56 

Brant 109.10 

Maple 91.08 

Kitchener, Kitchener 182.33 

King Cyrus, Leamington 142.61 

Elliott 82.49 

Chantry 49.33 

Amabel 133.36 

Leeds 89.05 

St. Francis 173.93 

King Darius 58.70 

Succoth 58.43 

Shekinah 329.73 

Fort William 179.11 

Glengarry 50.18 

Presqu'ile 71.03 

The St. Patrick 222.10 

Bernard 103.92 

Lucknow 86.47 

St. John's, Vankleek Hill 91.63 

Atwood 57.08 

London 109.68 

Laurentian 174.76 

Alberton 131.37 

Sombra 133.40 

Ancaster 89.28 

Balance Balance 
Debit Credit 
















































No. Name of Chapter Amount 

161. Madoc 118.33 

163. The Beaches 83.72 

164. Lome 74.23 

167. Kichikewana 136.33 

168. Ionic, Campbellford 102.51 

169. Temiskaming 68.85 

175. The Hamilton 119.68 

184. Hugh Murray 95.78 

195. Peel 171.43 

198. Couchiching 155.26 88.53 

203. Cobalt (closed) 

205. Victoria, Thornhill 133.75 

210. Kitchener, Russell 98.01 11.28 

212. Mount Sinai, Toronto 354.88 2.13' 

213. Northern Lights 95,51 .43 

214. Vimy 67.13 1.70 

215. Mimico 182.24 .98 

217. St. Alban's 109.20 .85 

218. Prince Edward, Shelbourne 59.00 3.42 

219. Ulster 95.98 

220. Lebanon, Lambton Mills 99.23 

221. Durham 47.26 .42 

222. Ottawa 296.39 .85 

223. Abitibi 73.96 

224. Keystone, Hamilton 91.18 

225. Beaver, Toronto 95.47 

226. Prince of Wales, Perth 145.95 

227. Quinte Friendship 215,33 

230. Port Credit 132.56 

231. The St. Clair, Toronto 178.43 

232. King Cyrus, Toronto 113.74 

233'. Oakwood 106.53 

234. Halton 122.25 

235. Aurora 1O0.66 

236. Caledonia 76.13 

238. The St. Andrew 184.46 

239. Blenheim 96.51 

240. Smithville 35.66 

241. University 92.90 

242. St. Paul's, Lambeth 66.31 

243. McKay 98.10 

245. Preston 64.39 

246. Humber 177.80' 

247. Nilestown 141.50 

248. Dochert 69.33 

249. Palestine, Bowmanville 88.48 

250. Thomas Peters 215.33 

251. Kirkland 156.60 

252. Hiawatha 178.02 19.33 

253. Regal 79.55 .85 

254. Golden Star 162.11 

255. Tillsonburg 107.50 .43 

257. Espanola 88.05 

258. Tyrian 63.53 1.28 

259. Quetico 59.10 

260. Centennial 69.45 31.10 

261. Sequin 106.50 58.35 

U.D. King David 134.00 HUM) 













Balance Balance 

No. Name of Chapter Amount Debit Credit 

U.D. The Scarborough 72.00 

Grand Chapter of Alberta 103.00 

Grand Chapter of British Columbia 297.00 6.0'0 

Grand Chapter of Manitoba 66.25 

Grand Chapter of New Brunswick 60.00 

Grand Chapter of Quebec 100.00 

Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan 127.80 27.80 

Rebate of Executive Committee Expenses 273.78 

Sales to sundry individuals 6.50 

Grand Convocation Receipts 1,891.67 

$24,027.93 $1,187.47 $292.08 


For the year ended February 28, 1962 

Rebate of Executive Committee Expenses $ 273.78 

Receipts from Chapters 21,347.20 

Grand Convocation Receipts 1,891.67 

Transfer from Life Membership Fund 3,442.05 

Transfer from Chapters' Life Membership Fund 20.55 

Interests on investments 2,872.50 

Sales to other Grand Chapters 840.25 

Sale of History 1.144.00 


Examined and verified: 

' (Signed) JOHN D. LEWARS, C.A. 

Report of the Grand Scribe E. 

Due to the fact that the period of my activities in Grand Chap- 
ter, as Acting Grand Scribe E., have been for a short time and 
having been instructed and guided in the preparation and close 
of this report by the former Grand Scribe E., Rt. Ex. Companion 
Fred J. Johnson, I shall refrain from making any direct observa- 
tions or comments this year, other than to thank all those who 
have assisted me with my new duties. 


Acting Grand Scribe E. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
R. J. Hamilton, and 

Resolved — That the report of the Grand S.E. be received and adopted. 



Most Excellent Companion Charles William Emmett, Grand First 
Principal Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario, Temple Building, Toronto, Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

I have made my regular examination of the books of account and 
supporting records of the Grand Scribe E. and the Grand Treasurer of 
Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario for the fiscal year ended February 28, 1962. From this examina- 
tion I have prepared the statements listed below and I now present them 
together with my comments thereon: 

Exhibit "A"— Balance Sheet as at February 28, 1962. 

Exhibit "B" — Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account for 
the year ended February 28, 1962. 

Schedule "1" — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund as at 
February 28, 1962. 

Schedule "2"— The Life Membership Fund— Grand Chapter as at 
February 28, 1962. 

Schedule "3" — The Chapters' Life Membership Fund as at February 
28, 1962. 


The Petty Cash fund was counted at the time of my examination and 
found to be in order. Vouchers were examined in support of all disburse- 
ments from this fund. The Cash in Transit was deposited in the bank 
subsequent to February 28, 1962. The several bank balances, shown in 
Exhibit "A" and Schedules "1," "2" and "3" were verified as at February 
28, 19*62, and all the bank transactions in the several funds for the year 
then ended were examined. 

The Accounts Receivable from the various Chapters were reviewed 
in detail and appear to be proper charges, and collectible. 

The amount due from the Life Membership Fund of Grand Chapter of 
$1,312.86 represents the balance due on account of life membership dues 
for the past fiscal year. I would recommend that this transfer be effected 

The computation of the accrued interest in the several funds was 
checked and found to be in order. 

The investments of the several funds are set out in detail in Exhibit 
"A" and Schedules "1" and "2." They were counted on March 15, 1962, 
and were found to be in order. They continue to be held in the place and 
custody authorized by the Grand Chapter. 

So far as I was able to ascertain, from due inquiry of the officials 
concerned and from the information presently available, all known liabili- 
ties of the various funds were taken up in the books of account as at 
February 28, 1962 and are reflected in the attached statements. 

Details of the operations of the General Fund for the fiscal year 
ended February 28, 1962, as shown by the books of account of the Grand 
Scribe E. are set out in Exhibit "B" and compared with the Budget for 
the fiscal year under review as approved by Grand Chapter. 


I recommend that the actuarial requirement of the Life Membership 
Fund of Grand Chapter be re-computed and that a system be instituted 
whereby the actuarial requirements of the fund can be checked from time 
to time with a minimum effort. 

I should, again, like to point out that the system or procedure 
whereby life members or honorary members are created means that 
Grand Chapter is receiving a sum of money now which must take care of 
the dues of these members so long as they shall live. In a period of rising 
costs and expanding operations it becomes necessary to increase dues. As 
a result the sum you accept now to produce $0.85 per annum per mem- 
ber will not produce the dues of next year or the year after. This means 
that your general, annual dues paying members end up subsidizing your 
life members, so far as sharing the costs of Grand Chapter operations are 

Commutation fees have remained at $10.00. This sum was required 
to produce $0.50 in 1947 and $0.85 in 1961. I recommend that considera- 
tion be given to increasing the commutation fee for life memberships to 
$20.00 or $25.00, in order to produce the present annual dues of $0.85 per 
member and to allow for possible increases in the future. 

As in preceding years, interim examinations were made of the books 
of account of the Grand Scribe E. and tentative interim reports were sub- 
mitted as of August 31, 1961, and November 30, 1961. I have obtained all 
of the information and explanations which I have required. My examina- 
tion included a general review of the accounting procedures and such 
tests of the accounting records and other supporting evidence as I con- 
sidered necessary under the circumstances. 

I recommend that a review of the accounting and statistical records 
of Grand Chapter be undertaken with a view to streamlining and mod- 
ernizing these records with a view to producing the information required 
more efficiently. 

In my opinion, the attached Balance Sheet and related statements 
are properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the 
state of the financial affairs of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 1962, subject to 
the qualifications contained in the foregoing comments, and the results 
of operations for the year then ended, according to the best of my in- 
formation and the explanation afforded me, and as shown by the books 
of the Grand Chapter. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

JOHN D. LEWARS, C.A., Auditor. 


Exhibit "A" 


Current Assets: 

Petty Cash Fund $ 199.23 

Cash in Transit 1,221.16 

Cash in bank 5,437.67 $6,858.06 

Accounts Receivable — Chapters 895.3*9 

Due from Life Membership Fund — 

Grand Chapter 1,312.85 

Accrued interest on investments 1,020.20 $10,086.50 

Investments '. 

Government of Canada— 4 % % 22,500.00 

Province cf Ontario— 2%% 6,000.00 

Province of Ontario — 3% 4,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 3V 2 % 28,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 4% 6,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts— 5%% 1,500.00 

Toronto General Trusts — 5V 2 % 1,500.00 

Metropolitan Toronto— 3%% 2,000.00 

Less — Unamortized Discount 425.39 71,074.61 

Furniture and Fixtures: (cost) 3,275.16 

Less: Allowance for depreciation 3,260.54 14.62 

Grand Chapter — Library 250.00 

Grand Council — Regalia 75.00 

Deferred Charges — Insurance 2,220.40 

Special Funds: 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 

(Schedule "1") 65,278.99 

The Life Membership Fund (Schedule "2") 22,584.01 

The Chapters' Life Membership Fund (Schedule 

"3") 124.88 87,987.88 



Current Liabilities: 

Accounts Payable $ 50.96 

Unexpended Reserves: 

Education 127.73 

Reserve for Special Funds 87,987.88 

General Reserve: 

Balance— March 1, 1961 $84,064.61 

Add — Transfer from Reserve for Library Ex- 
penditures 100.00 

Less — Excess of Expenditure over Revenue 

(Exhibit "B") 622.17 83,542.44 




Exhibit "B" 


Revenue ] 

Fees $ 2,600.00 $ 

Dues 16,600.00 

Life Membership Dues 2,490.00 

Dispensation and Warrants _ 150.00 

Sale of Supplies 2,900.00 

Sale of History of Grand Chapter 700.00 

Interest on Investments 2,775.00 





or Under 


$ 80.00 













Total Revenue $28,215.00 $28,053.78 

Total Expenditure 27,995.19 28,675.95 

Estimated Surplus for Year $219.81 

Excess of Expenditure over Revenue 



Grand Scribe E: Expenditure 

Compensation $4,800.00 

Office Assistants 3,240.00 



Actual Expenditure 




$622.17 $841.98 


or Under 



Foreign Correspondence- 

Audit Fee 








Grand Z. 





Executive Committee 

Jewels and Engraving 
Grant to Masonic Library 
Grant, Can. Mas. Res. Assoc. 
Chapters Life Member Fund 
Liability Insurance 


History of G. Chapter costs 
Grand Officers' Regalia 
Supplies for resale 
Grand Z. — Testimonial 






































Total Expenditure $27,995.19 

$28,675.95 *$680.7G 


Schedule "1" 
As at February 28, 1962 

Balance— March 1, 1961 $64,105.44 


Bank Interest $ 74.22 

Bond Interest 2,215.25 

Amortization of Bond Discount 338.80 

Less — Amortization of Bond Premium 29.72 2,598.55 

Deduct — Benevolence 1,425.00 

Balance— February 28, 1962 $65,278.99 


Cash in bank $3,503.17 

Accrued Interest on Investments 854.59 4,357.76 

Investments : 

Government of Canada— 4%%, 1983 16,700.00 

Government of Canada— 2%%, 1968 8,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3%, 1965 9,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3%, 1966 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 2 % % , 1968 1 ,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3%, 1969 9,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3%, 1977 8,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 4%%, 1967 6,500.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 3 V 2 %, 1979 2,000.00 


Deduct — Unamortized Discount $2,407.91 

Less— Unamortized Premium 129.14 2,278.77 60,921.23 



Schedule "2" 
As at February 28, 1962 

Balance— March 1, 1961 $23,006.75 


Interest on Investments $805.00 

Amortization of Discount 12.50 

Bank Interest 32.61 

Commutations Issued 1,040.00 1,890.11 

Deduct— Life Membership Dues 2,312.85 

Balance— February 28, 1962 $22,584.01 


Cash in bank $620.99 

Due from Chapters 51.28 

Accrued Interest on Investments 268.34 

Investments : 

Metropolitan Toronto — 3%%, 

1975 $23,000.00 

Less: Unamortized Discount 43.7'5 22,956.25 23,896.86 


Due to General Fund 1,312.85 


Schedule "3" 
As at February 28, 1962 

Balance— March 1, 1961 $141.20 


Bank Interest $4.02 

Transfer from General Fund .21 4.23 

Deduct — 1961 Chapter Dues transferred to General Fund and 

credited to Chapters' Accounts 20.55 

Balance— February 28, 1962 $124.88 

Cash in bank $124.88 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by Most Ex. Comp. 
F. W. Dean, and — 

Resolved — That the Auditor's Report be received and adopted. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and 

Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 

Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Your Committee on Printing has received the expenditures 
for the year ending February 28th, 1962, and submits the follow- 
ing analysis in support thereof: 

Printing— Proceedings $1,637.44 

Printing— General 804.95 


It is respectfully requested that the following monies be 
placed at the disposal of the Printing Committee for the fiscal 
year of 1962-1963. 

Printing — Proceedings $1,650.00 

Printing— General 700.00 

Printing — for resale 1,800.00 


Fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. J. A. KENNEDY, Chairman. 



R. EX. COMP. R. I. HAMILTON, Acting Grand Scribe E. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. A. 
Kennedy, and — 

Resolved — That the Report of the Printing Committee be received 
and adopted. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Members of the 

Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the 

Province of Ontario. 

Your Committee on Investments reports the following: 


Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 5%% — Dec. 1, 1964, 

registered $ 1,500.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 5V 2 7c — Jan. 27, 1965, 

registered 1,500.00 

Province of Ontario — 2%%— July 15, 1968, registered 6,000.00 

Province of Ontario— 3% — Oct. 15, 1977, registered 4,000.00 

Hydro Electric Power Com. 4% — July 15, 1974, registered 6,000.00 

Hydro Electric Power Com., 3%%— Oct. 15, 1979, registered 28,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4V 2 f /r— Sept. 1, 1983', registered 22,500.00 

City of Metropolitan Toronto, 3%%— May 2, 1975, registered 2,000.00 



Province of Ontario, 3%, April 15, 1965, registered $9,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Nov. 1, 1966, registered 3,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 2%%, July 15, 1968, registered 1,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Nov. 1, 1969, registered 9,000.00 

Province of Ontario, 3%, Oct. 15, 1977, registered 8,000.00 

Hydro Electric Power Com., 4V 2 %, Nov. 1, 1967, registered 6,500.00 

Hydro Electric Power Com., SV 2 %, Oct. 18, 1979, registered 2,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 2% r / r , June 15, 1968, registered 8,000.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4M>%, Sept. 1, 1983, registered 200.00 

Dominion of Canada, 4V 2 %, Sept. 1, 1983, registered 16,500.00 


City of Metropolitan Toronto, 3V 2 %, May 2, 1975, registered $23,000.00 

Your Committee does not feel that it should make any re- 
commendations as to what type of investments but rather to re- 
port what we have found and leave it to you to give next year's 
Committee further instructions. 

We cannot find anything in the Constitution of Grand Chapter 
which governs or directs the type of securities into which Grand 
Chapter funds may be invested and we are rather convinced that 
there are none in existence. 

1. If a higher income is to be sought, next year's Invest- 


ment Committee should be authorized to take steps to convert 
some of the present investments of a low interest yield into a 
more profitable type of investment. 

2. If higher income is to be sought, consideration might be 
given to trading some of the low interest bearing investments in 
the General fund for the higher interest bearing investments in 
the Victory Thanksgiving Fund. Any loss would be kept within 
our own purse. 

Your Committee has enjoyed the utmost co-operation from 
all concerned and we wish to express our appreciation. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. G. H. SHANNON, 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. G. 
Harold Shannon, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Investment Committee be received. 


To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee wishes to report that the two Chapters working 
under dispensation pre very active, and a credit to Grand Chapter. 

The Scarborough Chapter and their records have been examined and 
certain recommendations made. They had originally 32 chartered mem- 
bers, and have exalted 27, with 20 more members being prossessed, with 
five more applications on hand that have been approved. Bringing a 
potential membership of 84 at the present time. We recommend that 
this Chapter be placed in Toronto district, No. 8. Their meeting place 
being in the new Scarborough Temple. 

The report on King David Chapter of Burlington, we have examined 
their records and found them to be in excellent condition. They had 20 
Chartered members originally, and have exalted 9, with 2 affiliations, 
with 2 members being prossessed, and 1 application on hand, thus giving 
a potential membership of 34. 

This Chapter is in a very healthy and promising position. We re- 
commend that this Chapter be placed in Hamilton District, No. 5. 

We accordingly recommend that Charters be granted to these two 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. G. A. PHILLIPS, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Geo. A. Phillips, and — 

Resolved — That the Report on Warrants and Dispensations be re- 
ceived and adopted, and that King David Chapter Number be 262 G.R.C.; 
The Scarborough Chapter Number be 263 G.R.C. 



To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of Grand Chapter. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is a distinct pleasure again to have the privilege of reporting that 
your Committee on Grievances and Appeals has had no cases of such 
brought to our attention, so it is considered that peace, harmony and 
happiness prevail throughout our Grand Jurisdiction, and in these 
troubled and upset times, this should be thought of as an auspicious 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 



A. G. N. BRADSHAW, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. J. L. 
House, and — 

Resolved — That the Report of the Committee on Grievances and 
Appeals be received. 


To the Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 

Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Your Committee has reviewed the Address of our Grand First 
Principal, Most Excellent Companion Charles W. Emmett, and con- 
gratulates him on presenting such a glowing report of achievements 
during the first year of his term of office. 

We concur in his welcome on behalf of our Grand Chapter to our 
Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother and Companion Russell W. Tre- 
leaven, and Right Worshipful Brother and Companion Ewart G. Dixon, 
M.C., Q.C., Grand Secretary, as well as his good wishes that the blessing 
of the Most High be with our Grand Master in the carrying out of the 
important and strenuous duties and responsibilities of his high office in 

Likewise, we echo the warm fraternal greetings and expressions 
of coir goodwill and affection to our guests from sister Grand Jurisdic- 
tions and other branches of our Masonic family. The presence of these 
distinguished guests adds much to the enjoyment of our annual Grand 
Convocations and the exchange of ideas, experience and information, as 
well as the cementing of friendships, and the creation of fraternal unity 
enhances the strength and beauty of our masonic structure. 

We commend our Grand Z. on the strenuous efforts put forth by him 
during the year, which have resulted in our membership statistics being 
reconciled with the individual Chapter records. It is a matter of regret 
that this meant a considerable reduction in the actual total membership 
of cur Grand Chapter, but our Grand Z. deserves the thanks of our 
Grand Chapter for the efficient manner in which this matter was 
handled by him. 

It is noted that, in spite of the large reduction in membership 
referred to, there was an overall reduction of only 19 in the member- 
ship of our Grand Chapter for the year. Your Committee feels that this 
fine showing largely reflects the efforts put forth by our Grand Z. 
throughout the year. His enthusiasm and energy, his efficient admin- 
istration and his zeal for Royal Arch Masonry have given a stimulus 


which has inspired his officers and has spread to all corners of our 
Grand Jurisdiction. We are sure we voice the wish of all our Com- 
panions that he may continue to be blessed with health and strength to 
carry on for the balance of his term of office and for many years to 

We agree with the action of our Grand Z. in closing out two Chap- 
ters which have been dormant for many years. The necessity of this 
action is regretted, but, as repeated efforts to revive these Chapters 
have proven fruitless, there was no alternative. 

We are in full accord with our Grand Z. in his program for 
Masonic Education. It is appreciated that this is something which 
takes time before results are apparent. The ground work which has 
taken place during the year, as set forth in his Address, and the plans 
for the coming year, give every indication of great success ahead. Your 
Committee strongly recommends the full and complete co-operation of 
every Chapter and every Companion of our Grand Jurisdiction in this 
programme of Masonic Education, which we feel cannot fail to be of 
great benefit to Royal Areh Masonry. 

We join with and fully subscribe to the tribute of our Grand Z. 
and the sympathy expressed by him in the loss sustained as we mourn 
the passing of so many of our Companions who have laid down their 
working tools and have joined that innumerable company in the Grand 
Chapter Above. 

The extensive record of the visitations of our Grand Z. during the 
year is an indication of his zeal for Royal Arch Masonry. We commend 
him for the splendid manner in which he has represented our Grand 
Jurisdiction and are confident that he has added lustre to this Grand 
Chapter wherever he has gone. It is our wish that he may long continue 
to do so. 

It is with great interest that we note the 100th Anniversary of four 
of our Chapters. We join our Grand Z. in extending congratulations to 
these Chapters and best wishes for the future. 

His account of District Meetings and the Dedication of Chapter 
Rooms is further indication of the untiring energy put forth by him. 
These occasions are of untold value to Royal Arch Masonry, particularly 
to the Chapters and Companions involved. Your Committee feels that 
full advantage should be taken of occasions of this kind. 

We join in the commendation and encouragement expressed by our 
Grand Z. to the Royal Arch Welfare Committee of Toronto, which this 
year celebrates its 30th Anniversary. This example of Royal Arch 
Masonry in action is most worthy of emulation. 

It is gratifying to note the long list of our Companions who have 
been honoured by receiving Jewels and Distinguished Service Medals, 
marking their accomplishments in Royal Arch Masonry. We congratu- 
late them all and commend our Grand Z. en his action in having these 
awards presented by himself or other Grand Chapter Officers. 

The dispensations granted by our Grand Z. appear to be in order 
and, subject to the powers, confirmed on him, are confirmed. 

It is particularly pleasing to note the formation of two new Chap- 
ters, still another indication of the progress of Royal Arch Masonry in 
our Grand Jurisdiction. 

We concur in the recommendations of our Grand Z. in granting Past 
Rank and recognition in the case of certain Companions under the cir- 
cumstances outlined by him. 

Your Committee are in full accord with the recommendation of our 
Grand Z. that Honourary Membership on our Grand Executive Committee 
be conferred on Right Excellent Companion R. N. McElhinney in recog- 


nition of his long and fruitful service to our Grand Chapter. 

It is a particular pleasure to note the account of the special occasion 
when our beloved Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother R. W. Tre- 
leaven was exalted to the Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch by 
our Grand Z. and a team of Grand Chapter Officers. Surely this 
historic event will be one which will long be remembered. We hope Royal 
Arch Masonry will have the benefit of our distinguished Companion's 
fellowship and service for many years to come. 

We are pleased to note the gracious manner and glowing terms in 
which our Grand Z. extends thanks and appreciation to those faithful 
and zealous Companions who assisted him throughout the year, in which 
we are sure he voices the feelings of all of us. 

Your Committee has considered the recommendation of our Grand 
First Principal that fraternal recognition be accorded the Grand Chapitre 
de PArche Royal pour la France. It is noted that confirmation has 
been received from the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario, that they have recognized 
the Grande Lege Nationale Francaise and that we also have the assur- 
ance of the Grand Chapitre de FArche Royal pour la France that all 
Companions of their constituent Chapters are members of Craft Lodges 
recognized and under the jurisdiction of the Grande Loge Nationale 
Francaise. As these conditions have been fulfilled, your Committee 
concurs in the recommendation of our Grand Z. and asks that recognition 
be accorded as requested, with the usual exchange of Representatives. 

With his usual modesty, our Grand Z. makes no mention in his 
Address of the outstanding success of his efforts throughout the year to 
secure a wide distribution of The History of our Grand Chapter, which 
was lagging badly. Entirely due to his salesmanship and energetic pro- 
motion, sales of this "History" exceeded the previous year by more than 
1,000, which materially assisted the financial situation of our Grand 
Chapter. We feel that it is only fair to give him credit for this great 

Your Committee is indeed happy and proud to pay sincere tribute 
to Most Excellent Companion Emmett for the very capable way in which 
he has administered the affairs of our Grand Chapter during the past 
year, which has well earned the respect and admiration of all our 

We tender him our best wishes and pledge cur support for the year 
which lies ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 






FRED W. DEAN, Chairman. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. F. W. Dean, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
J. L. House, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on the Grand Z's 
Address be received and adopted. 



The committee regrets that it has no activities to report, but respect- 
fully suggests that with the improvements in storage facilities in the new 
Grand Chapter office there may be opportunity to acquire items of his- 
toric value and therefore humbly suggests that the committee may be 
continued during 1962-3. 

Submitted respectfully on behalf of the committee. 

BEN SCOTT, Archivist. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. B. 
S. Scott, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Archive Committee be received and 


Moved by R. Ex. Comp Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. 
Girven, and — 

Resolved— That R. Ex. Comp. B. S. Scott be Grand Archivist, R. Ex. 
Comp. F. J. Johnson, R. Ex. Comp. A. W. Ayers, members. 


Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. 
Girven, and — 

Resolved— That M. Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle be elected Grand His- 


To the Most Excellent Grand "Z", Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Grand "Z" and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence has considered the Applications 
for Relief and we recommend that an appropriation be made in the 
Estimates for the coming Grand Chapter year for Grants to the follow- 

Chapter Grant in Favour of Amount 

1 Widow of G. McN. $ 150.00 

5 Widow of G. S. M. 200.00 

8 Widow of R. J. 200.00 

18 Companion E. S. C. 150.00 

53 Daughter of J. S. 200.00 

62 Widow of J. B. 200.00 

145 Daughter of J. C. 200.00 

Special Widow of E. S. 200.00 

246 Companion B. F. 150.00 

We further recommend that an amount of $600.00 be provided for 
interim relief, if it is needed before the next Annual Convocation of 
Grand Chapter. 

For the past several years your Committee on Benevolence has 
drawn attention to the failure of many Chapters to have their Applica- 
tions for Relief, properly completed and full information furnished, in 


the hands of the Grand Scribe "E" not later than January 31, as provided 
by our Constitution. This year only two Chapters complied with this 
regulation, which is unfair to those to whom these Grants for Benevo- 
lence are so important, as well as to your Committee. Fuller co-operation 
of all concerned will be appreciated. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Committee of Benevolence: 



F. W. DEAN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. F. 
W. Dean, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Benevolence be re- 
ceived and adopted. 


Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. 
Girven, and — 

Resolved — That the following Companions comprise the Committee 
on Benevolence and are members of the Executive Committee of Grand 
Chapter for the respective yars: 

M. Ex. Comp. F. W. Dean — retires 1965. 

M. Ex. Comp. J. M. Burden— retires 1963. 

R. Ex. Comp. A. Jarvis — retires 1964. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Zerubbabel, Officers and Members of 

the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee reports that the form of questionnaire containing 
the information required to support the preliminary proposal for the 
granting of this award as submitted to your Committee, has proven itself 
to be most helpful. 

Only two such proposal questionnaires have been received and dealt 
with by your Committee during the current year. Both have received 
the approval of your Committee but owing to the recent receipt of the 
information one still requires the approval in open Chapter following 
which the medal will be engraved and forwarded for presentation as 
directed by the Grand Z. 

The other approval proposal which was presented by St. George's 
Chapter No. 5 London, on behalf of Companion Gordon P. Sanders, has 
been passed in open Chapter and the certificate and medal will be pre- 
sented to this Companion at an early date. 

The four awards recorded in our report of last year have now been 

It is hoped that a Chapter which has a companion whom it considers 
worthy of and qualified for this distinction, would fill out a preliminary 
form and submit it to the Committee through our Grand Scribe E., as- 
sured that it will receive prompt attention, opening the way for Chapter 


action following favourable consideration by this Committee, before any 
publicity occurs in the local Chapter. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 



C. M. PITTS, PGZ., Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
J. L. House, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Awards for Dis- 
tinguished Service Medal be received and adopted. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. 
Girven, and — 

Resolved — That the following Companions comprise the Committee 
on Awards for Distinguished Service Medal for their respective terms: 

M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw — retires in 1965. 
M. Ex. Comp. C. M. Pitts— retires in 1963. 
M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House — retires in 1964. 


To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the 

Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

After a careful study of the reports of the Grand Superintendents 
together with the Statistical tables and considering information received 
from other Grand Chapter sources. Your committee take pleasure in 
presenting its report on the condition of Capitular Masonry in this 
Grand Jurisdiction. 

The first observation made by your committee is that we are 
greatly blessed by having dedicated and devoted leadership, and that 
under such guidance our Royal Craft will continue to make progress in 
all branches of our endeavours. 

Many tributes have been paid our Grand First Principal for his un- 
tiring efforts in his endeavour to fulfill the duties of his important office, 
of his many visits and personal contacts throughout the Grand Jurisdic- 
tion, his inspiring addresses, his sincerity and high purpose have created 
a renewed enthusiasm wherever he has visited. 

Your Committee join the members in expressing regret that M. Ex. 
Companion, M. A. Searle found it necessary to tender his resignation as 
Grand Scribe E., at the end of the year. His kindly advice and co- 
operation which have been so readily forthcoming throughout the year 
will be missed by all. We extend to him best wishes. 

After a study of the reports of the Grand Superintendents we feel 
they have been worthy representatives of the Grand First Principal and 
have endeavoured to further the fundamental principles of Royal Arch 
Masonry throughout this Grand jurisdiction. In most cases District 
meetings were held, and discussions entered into which proved most 
beneficial, Chapters and Lodges of Instruction were well attended, with 
much interest shown in improving our Ritualistic work. 

Having embarked on another year of Masonic activities and being 
aware of the danger of drifting into a state of complacency, knowing 


there is much to be done to continue further progress, your committee 
wish to make the following comments. 

It is with much regret that on reviewing the reports we find a de- 
crease in total membership this year. Several factors contribute to this 
— for some years Cobalt Chapter No. 203, Cobalt, Ontario and Pembroke 
Chapter No. 58, Mattawa, Ontario, have been dormant. Much effort 
has been put forth to revive both these Chapters, but owing to Industrial 
change in the communities have met with no success, it was therefore 
deemed advisable to recall both warrants. It was also found necessary 
to make some adjustment regarding figures submitted by Constituent 
Chapters — this of course contributes in some measure to the decrease 
in membership. The report submitted by the membership committee 
during this Convocation will give a more detailed analysis. There is, 
however, one aspect regarding these figures this committee wish to bring 
to the attention of the members. Admissions, joinings and restorations 
show an increase over last year, also withdrawals suspensions and 
deaths show a greater increase. The number of Companions loss to us 
at the hands of the Grim Reaper is the largest in our history. Thi? 
is beyond our control. However, withdrawals and suspensions (541) is 
viewed by the committee with great concern, this being the second 
largest on record. This problem has been brought to the attention of the 
members by our Grand First Principals for several years, yet the num- 
bers still increase. 

We cannot fail to realize the importance of bringing in new mem- 
bers, but it is equally important to retain our present membership, may 
we suggest that after exalting Master Masons into the Holy Royal Arch, 
if we are unable to keep them, have we not failed as Royal Arch Masons, 
therefore, this committee again strongly recommended Chapters appoint 
an active committee to thoroughly investigate the cause requiring sus- 
pensions, and requests for demits. 

The question of attendance is one of the utmost importance from 
a study of the Statistical Tables returned by the Grand Superintendents. 
It would seem that the average attendance at Chapter Convocations 
(including Regular and Emergent Meetings) is about 17% of the mem- 
bership, by including the visitors about 21%- This would appear to be a 
small increase. This committee therefore must stress again as has been 
done so often in the past that every effort possible be made to increase 
our attendance; we would suggest that it be discussed in open Chapter 
by so doing, ways and means will be found to improve the interest of 
the Companions. It is not enough to have members on the books paying 
dues, it is our duty to have them attend our meetings, where we can 
constantly impress upon their minds the fundamental teachings of our 
Royal Craft and by so doing encourage others to do likewise. 

We hope that the Grand Superintendent's report that with few ex- 
ceptions Constituent Chapters are in satisfactory financial condition. 
Your committee, however, wish to make some observations in this aspect 
of our activities. We are pleased to report that many Chapters have 
heeded the warnings given in the past regarding annual dues and made 
adjustment suitable to present conditions. However, there still remain 
some with annual dues below $5.00 and as low as $3.00. This com- 
mittee therefore recommend these Chapters re-assess their financial 
standings and make such adjustment that will bring them in line with 
present day conditions. 

With regard to outstanding dues. On examination of the Statistical 
Tables this committee feel somewhat concerned with the overall amount, 
we are somewhat reluctant to quote figures, but feel by so doing we can 
stress its importance and the reason for our concern. First, may we 
point out there are a number of Chapters report less than $100.00 also 
a few with no outstanding dues. We would like to offer a word of 


commendation to those responsible. A goodly number report outstanding 
dues between $100.00 and $300.00 but far too many over this amount. 
Two Chapters report over $1,100.00 and the overall amount is $37,417.00. 
We are all aware that this may mean in too many cases an increase in 
the number of withdrawals and suspensions of which this committee 
showed some concern early in this report. Therefore, we seriously 
recommend that the incoming Grand Superintendents and the Scribes E. 
put forth every effort to remedy this condition. Membership, attendance, 
proper dues and their prompt payment are all integrated and each 
play a significant part in the strength and well being of individual 

There were two dedication ceremonies held during the year, Victoria 
Chapter No. 205, Thornhill, and Seguin Chapter No. 261, Parry Sound, 
Ontario. Our Grand First Principal officiated on both occasions accom- 
panied by many Past and Present Grand Chapter Officers. It is 
gratifying to note that in the past few years a number of Chapters 
have required new Chapter rooms — there is, however, some where we 
note the accommodation is not of the best, being fully aware that this 
cannot be remedied over night. This committee would suggest that in 
these areas some thought be given the possibility of improving their 
meeting quarters. 

Your Committee is gratified that most Superintendent's report 
District Divine Services, it is also evident that they have been well 
attended. We believe, and preach the Fatherhood of God and have 
present at all Chapter Convocations, His ineffable name. This, there- 
fore, is one phase of our activity in which every member should show 
a keen interest. 

We would like to offer a word of commendation to the Welfare 
Committee of the two Toronto Districts for their splendid unselfish ser- 
vice rendered to the underprivileged, the hospitalized, the aged citizens 
at Loughlin Lodge, and their work among retarded children. Truly 
this is a tangible way to practice the tenents and principles taught 
within our Royal Craft. 

The Royal Craft is one branch of our Masonic family that is not 
called as extensively as others to extend financial assistance, yet reports 
show some 47 Constituent Chapters have responded to the call for 
grants and donations in addition to the grants made by Grand Chapter. 
It is gratifying to find the practice of Masonic charity and brotherly 
love among the companions. 

One of the great privileges we still retain is that of Fraternal 
visitation. Reports show that most Chapters entertain guests at most 
of their convocations, it is also' noted there is an increase in inter- 
Chapter visits, some districts have an extensive program whereby visits 
are arranged between Chapters throughout the district. This is most 
commendable and should be encouraged. The presence of visitors not 
only increases the attendance but helps to create a spirit of better under- 
standing and companionship and also inspires the officers to do better 

There is also keen interest shown in some areas of International 
Visitations such as Covenent Chapter No. 113, Cornwall, Ontario, who 
annually inter-change visits with their companions of Messina Chapter, 
Messina, N.Y. Hiawath Chapter No. 252, Sarnia, Ontario, also enjoy 
an International Night with Port Huron, Chapter Port Huron, Michigan. 
In these times when all democratic institutions, including Masonry are 
being undermined by sinister idiologies, such visits as above, enable us to 
become better acquainted with the every day problems of our companions, 
and thereby create that spirit of friendship and brotherly love that is 
one of the fundamental teachings of masonry. 


Through lack of information in the reports we are unable to quote 
the number of companions having received jewels, but it is understood 
there have been many companions who have received the 25 year Past 
Principal's Jewel and the 50 year Jewel, but it is worthy to note there 
have been two companions receive 50 year bars on their 25 year Past 
Principal's Jewel — one companion to receive 60 year bar on his 50 year 
Jewel, also four companions have been honoured with the Distinguished 
Service awards. To the companions receiving these awards and jewels, 
we your committee, on your behalf, extend our sincere congratulations 
and the indebtedness of this Grand Chapter for their long years of 
faithful service. 

The year 1961 saw 4 Chapters pass the 100th milestone: 

Mount Horeb Chapter No. 20, Brantford, Ontario. 

Mount Moriah Chapter No. 19, St. Catharines, Ontario. 

Ezra Chapter No. 2'3, Simcoe, Ontario. 

Grenville Chapter No. 22, Prescott, Ontario. 
Special convocations were arranged to celebrate these historic events. 
The M. Ex. The Grand First Principal accompanied by other Grand 
Chapter Officers were present on all occasions. The Centennial 
celebration is a most happy and unique moment in the history of any 
Chapter — the congratulation of this Grand Chapter is extended to 
each for their contribution to the Royal Craft over the period of one 
hundred years. 

In conclusion, your committee feel that whereas we have failed 
somewhat by not increasing our total membership, we have made pro- 
gress in other fields of our activities, admissions, joinings and restora- 
tions show an increase over last year, also all Chapters, with few ex- 
ceptions, have received candidates. It would therefore appear there is an 
increase in enthusiasm among the membership — younger men are be- 
coming more active and are appearing in the officer lineup and reports 
show a greater enthusiasm among the officers, with a desire to create 
more interesting meetings, better and more impressive ritualistic work, 
this augurs well for the future. 

Special tribute must be given the Scribes E. for the faithful and 
efficient manner they have discharged their duties, by so doing contri- 
bute much to the progress of their individual Chapter and the well-being 
of Capitular Masonry in this jurisdiction. 

Interest is also shown in the educational program — a much needed 
phase in our activities, and we feel that as this gains momentum will 
give further stimulus to the Royal Craft in general. 

We note by the statistical tables returned by some Superintendents 
they have inserted the words "Need Assistance" but no further informa- 
tion. Your committee therefore suggest this be explored further and if 
at all possible the needed assistance extended wherever possible. 

It is shown that there have been many social events throughout 
the jurisdiction and it is most pleasing to your committee to find by the 
reports that time is taking from the activities of Masonic duties to 
relax in the pleasant atmosphere of social intercourse. We highly 
recommend meetings be so planned that some time can be given to 
social activities. 

As we review the past year in this Grand jurisdiction we realize 
we have much to be thankful for, there being neither cause for too much 
concern or undue elation, the problems we have to solve are common to 
most Grand jurisdictions. As we are gathered here from all parts of 
this Grand jurisdiction before the altar of the Most High and his ineffable 
name in our midst, may we as Royal Arch Masons rededicate ourselves 


to the fundamental principles of our Royal Craft, we can then look 
forward to the future with pride and confidence. 

We would like in closing to extend our sincere thanks and apprecia- 
tion to our Grand Scribe E., R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Hamilton, also R. Ex. 
Comp. Fred J. Johnson and other Grand Chapter sources for their kind 
assistance and co-operation. 

Respectfully and Fraternally submitted: 





P. S. JANNISON, Vice-Chairman 

R. J. LEWIS, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. R. J. 
Lewis, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Special Committee on Conditions 
of Capitular Masonry be received and adopted. 


To the Most Ex. the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of 

the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 


Your Committee on Finance submits the following report for the 
year ending February 28, 1862. 

The reports of the Grand Treasurer, the Auditors and your Commit- 
tee on Investments have been received and are currently being presented 
to this Grand Convocation for perusal and consideration. 

In each case these reports have been reviewed by the Grand Execu- 
tive and have been found in order. 

In presenting the estimated revenue and expenses for the coming- 
year we must keep two factors in mind: 

(a) That due to his doctor's advice, M. Ex. Comp Searle retired as 
Grand Scribe E. 

(b) A reduction in income from the Chapters due to revisions in the 
membership record. 

Both of these items have a bearing on the fact that for this year we 
will be budgeting for a deficit. 

When this non-reoccurring expense is considered, although we budget 
for a deficit, the situation is not as serious as it would seem. The re- 
duction in income due to the revision of the membership rolls, while it 
causes some concern, actually gives us grounds for considerable en- 
thusiasm. Because it points up very clearly the fact which we have 
brought to your attention for the past two years. The Royal Craft is 
definitely forging ahead, making good, solid, substantial gains in mem- 
bership. This is a statement that is in direct contradiction to what has 
been said previously, and to understand this we must explain the loss of 
income due to the revision of the membership rolls. 

Two dormant Chapters have been officially closed with the resulting 
large loss in membership. All other Chapters have had their membership 
lists closely scrutinized and as a result a further depletion of our rolls 
occurred. Yet — with all this revision and reorganization our net loss in 
members for the past year is only 19. This now places our membership 
records on a good, sound, solid footing. 

When w r e realize the significance of this small loss in the face of 


such a broad adjustment I submit. Companions, we have every reason to 
be enthusiastic. 

Before we enter into the details of our report we would like to ex- 
press our sincere thanks to the Grand Council and the Advisory Board 
for their invaluable assistance in helping your committee with the 
preparation of this budget. 



Registration fees $ 2,500.00 

Dues per capita 16,300.00 

Life membership dues 2,300.00 

Dispensations and warrants 150.00 

Sale of supplies 2,800.00 

Sale of History of Grand Chapter 100.00 

Interest on investments 2,800.00 

Net loss for period $1,017.00 



Grand Chapter Office: 

Grand Scribe E. compensation $4,800.00 

Office assistant 3,240.00 

Rent 2,400.00 

Miscellaneous — telephone, postage, office 

supplies 950.00 

Special assistance and office overload 1,200.00 



Proceedings 1 ,650.00 

General 700.00 

Foreign Correspondence — Reviewer 

Audit fee 


Grand Z $2,000.00 

General 200.00 

Expenses, Convocation $4,000.00 

Executive Committee 1,700.00 



Jewels and engraving 550.00 

Grant to Masonic Library 125.00 

Grant to Canadian Masonic Research Association 50.00 

Chapter Life Membership Fund 2.00 

Liability insurance 1 ,200.00 

Education 600.00 

Supplies for resale 1,800.00 


In studying the reports of the various committee for both this year 
and previous years two factors emerge which require immediate con- 


(1) The Life Membership Fund; 

(2) Per capita dues assessment. 

For the last year or two your Finance Committee and auditor have 
repeatedly urged that steps be taken to overcome the drain being put on 
the Life Membership Fund. This fund has now ceased to meet its re- 
quirements and if action is not immediately instituted to rectify this 
situation the results will be damaging, to say the least. Your committee, 
therefore, recommends that a notice of motion be brought before Grand 
Chapter as soon as possible instituting an increase in the commutation 
fees from $2O.0'() to $25.00. We further suggest that the Scribes E. of the 
constituent Chapters pay particular attention to the movement of these 
life members and notify Grand Chapter immediately of any changes in 
their status so as to enable Grand Chapter to keep abreast of the situa- 
tion and avoid further depletion of the capital structure of the Life Mem- 
bership Fund. 

We are in a period of rising costs and have been for many years. Of 
this fact we are all well aware. The income produced to meet our require- 
ments of last year and the year before is, in the light of today^s costs, 

We therefore recommend steps should be taken to present a motion 
to increase the per capita dues. 

Your Finance Committee regrets having to make these recommenda- 
tions, yet we would be shirking our responsibility if we did not face facts 
and bring these urgent matters to your immediate attention. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted for your 
earnest consideration by the committee. 


Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. S. 
Portch, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Finance be received 
and adopted. 


To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 

the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 

of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Executive Committee through the Committee on Fraternal 
Dead beg to submit the following report: 

At every turn, by every means of communication known to our 
modern society, we are continually being informed of the latest weapons 
of destruction developed by man. The awful effectiveness of these 
weapons is impressed upon us again and again. Where it was once stated 
that our democratic institutions were but a generation away from de- 
struction, it is now maintained that these institutions, our own beloved 
fraternity included, are but the length of time that it takes to press a 
button away from obliteration, so great has been the advancement that 
man has made in the development of these weapons. 

Whether man will ever descend to such depths as to employ these 
weapons against his brother is not given us to know. The very existence 
of these weapons, however, presents such a threat to our way of life and 
to all that we hold dear, that we are by this threat led to contemplate 
anew our fraternity and to re-assess our relationship to it. 

We see it extending back into the hoary mists of antiquity as the 


steady, unvarying friend of man. We become aware of the great host of 
Masons who have labored in its vineyard and in doing so we come to 
realize that they also knew the fear of war, the scourge of insurrection, 
the cancer of economic instability. In the manner in which they con- 
ducted themselves through their difficulties they have bequeathed unto us 
a lesson as to how we should conduct ourselves during our trials. With 
their trust in the Great Jehovah and with confidence in their own capa- 
bilities they carried on their labors in the face of all dangers. So ought 
we as stewards of this fraternity conduct both ourselves and the affairs 
of the fraternity in such a manner that our children and our children's 
children may be blessed through the continuing existence of Freemasonry. 
That it may continue to scatter with unsparing hand its blessings and 
benefits to all around. 

During the past year the numbers of this great host of our pre- 
decessors have been increased by the addition of 572 of our Companions 
who, having completed their labors, have passed through the Veil into 
the presence of Almighty God. While we sorrow for our loss yet in our 
belief in the immortality of the soul we glory in the fact that these Com- 
panions of our former toil are now enjoying the rich reward of a life 
well spent, of work well done. 

"There comes a time — it comes to all — 
When we shall hear the Warden's call; 
And each, with ashlar rough or true, 
Must pass death's portal through. 
Be it ours, Brethren, then to hear 
From the Master's lips these words of cheer; 
Your work is found both true and square; 
Pass on." 

It is fitting that this Grand Chapter pause in its deliberations to 
record the passing of these of our Companions. It affords us the oppor- 
tunity to pay a last fitting tribute to their memory. We recall with pride 
their accomplishments and with fondness their friendship. We give thanks 
to Jehovah theMost High for the privilege that has been ours to have 
been sojourners with them in the grand design that is Freemasonry. 

"Grant that this day we voice no empty boast 

But build the finer world which they began 
On the ideal our Companions honored must: 

The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man." 

"Their bodies are buried in peace: but their name liveth for ever- 
more." (Ecclesiasticus xliv) 

All of which is respectfuly submitted. 




REV. DAVID M. KERR, Vice-chairman 


Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. A. F. 
Nisbet, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Fraternal Dead be 


Of the 572 of our Companions who answered the call to Higher 
Service, the greatest number in the history of our Grand Chapter, the 
following 3*8 held Grand Chapter rank: 

1 V. Ex. Comp. E. Harris 

3 V. Ex. Comp. H. Downs 

4 V. Ex. Comp. H. S. King 

5 R. Ex. Comp. R. W. Shaw 

8 V. Ex. Comp. R. Manewell (also 258) 

20 R. Ex. Comp. E. G. Franklin 

22 R. Ex. Comp. J. C. Sim 

27 R. Ex. Comp. H. G. R. Davidson, V. Ex. Comp. G. H. Finn 

31 R. Ex. Comp. W. E. Vich 

34 R. Ex. Comp. 0. D. Williams (also 131) 

40 V. Ex. Comp. C. F. Griffenham 

44 R. Ex. Comp. A. D. McGregor (also 226) 

47 R. Ex. Comp. V. R. Weatherland, V. Ex. Comp. L. H. Veale 

53 V. Ex. Comp. H. D. Sherrin 

59 R. Ex. Comp. J. H. Kingstone, R. Ex. Comp. A. Seamark 

65 R. Ex. Comp. E. W. E. Saunders, V. Ex. Comp. D. Boddington 

71 V. Ex. Comp. H. Conrtney 
103 R.Ex. Comp. T. E. Cribb 
116 V. Ex. Comp. J. W. Patterson 
133 R. Ex. Comp. A. L. McGregor 
145 V. Ex. Comp. E. Hewitt 

151 R. Ex. Comp. E. T. Woods 

152 V. Ex. Comp. H. A. McFayden 
169 R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Fuller 
184 R. Ex. Comp. J. A. Bell 

195 V. Ex. Comp. T. W. Fareday 
198 R. Ex. Comp. D. C. Patmore 
212 V. Ex. Comp. A. Axler 

222 V. Ex. Comp. J. Anderson 

223 R. Ex. Comp. G. L. Cameron 
232 V. Ex. Comp. E. Stanners 

248 V. Ex. Comp. A. S. McLaren 

249 V. Ex. Comp. L. W. Dippell, V. Ex. Comp. L. J. McLaughlin 

To our sister jurisdictions in Canada and the United States of Am- 
erica we extend our sincere sympathy for the loss of their distinguished 

M. Ex. Comp. William Arnold Irving, Grand Z. 1947. 

M. Ex. Comp. Frank Wilbur Brownell, Grand Z. 1926. 

M. Ex. Comp. Bradford H. Ellis, Grand H.P. 1956-7. 

M. Ex. Comp. George E. McMillan, Grand H.P. 1931. 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred 0. Goodell, Grand H.P. 1936. 

M. Ex. Comp. Clark A. Pratz, Grand H.P. 1941. 

M. Ex. Comp. George E. Anderson, Grand H.P. 1961. 

M. Ex. Comp. Walter H. Bristol, Grand H.P. 1943. 


M. Ex. Comp. Richard C. Davenport, Grand H.P. 1936. 
M. Ex. Comp. Louis H. Schneider, Grand H.P. 1946. 
M. Ex. Comp. Edward G. Core, Grand H.P. 1928. 


M. Ex. Comp. Lawrence R. Taylor, Grand H.P. 1950. 

M. Ex. Comp. Russell Goodin, Grand H.P. 1953. 

M. Ex. Comp. David Ettinger, Grand H.P. 1924. 

M. Ex. Comp. Clyde French, Grand H.P. 1&52. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles J. Grey, Grand H.P. 1920. 
M. Ex. Comp. Walter D. Strobel, Grand H.P. 1958. 

M. Ex. Comp. Alex Max Hyman, Hon. Grand H.P. 


M. Ex. Comp. William T. Reid, Grand H.P. 1957. 


M. Ex. Comp. Willard T. Chevalier, Grand H.P. 1921. 

M. Ex. Comp. William R. Condit, Grand H.P. 1929. 

M. Ex. Comp. Percy H. Bennett, Grand H.P. 19)59. 

M. Ex. Comp. Ralph L. Miller, Grand H.P. 

M. Ex. Comp. James R. Finney, Grand H.P. 1957. 


R. Ex. Comp. Ralph W. Smith, Grand H.P. 1957-1961. 

M. Ex. Comp. George R. Schoedinger, Grand H.P. 1942. 

M. Ex. Comp. Roscoe Raymond Walcutt, Grand H.P. 1934, Gen. 
Grand Secretary 1941-1961. 

M. Ex. Comp. Franck R. Leech, Grand H.P. 1941, Grand Treasurer 

M. Ex. Comp. John R. Asher, Grand H.P. 1959. 

M. Ex. Comp. Roger K. Humphreys, Grand H.P. 1933. 

M. Ex. Comp. William J. Sanders Jr., Grand H.P. 1937. 

M. Ex. Comp. Virclen Z. Cline, Grand H.P. 1953\ 

M. Px. Comp. Clarence A. Young, Grand H.P. 1952. 

M. Ex. Comp. Frederick J. Schmoele, Grand H.P. 1943. 

M. Ex. Comp. John A. Jackson, Grand H.P. 1945. 

M. Ex, Comp. D. Uriah Vermillion, Grand H.P. 1946. 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Jones, Grand H.P. 1936. 

M. Ex. Comp. Howard D. Peverley, Grand H.P. 1948. 


DEATHS— 1961 

1 William Charles Winter, Robert James Clark, Edgar Cooke Hiscock, 
Ernest Harris, W. Wilbert Scott. 

2 Hugo A. Aide, W. L. W. Hancock, Fred N. Davies, Norman J. S. Mc- 
Leod, James F. Robbins, William R. Filkin, Walter Kershaw, C. E. 

3 W. E. Manners, A. E. Silverwood, Robert Langton, Charles Pirie. 

4 Herman S. King, Robert Dewer, Percival J. Leadlay, R. B. Foster, 
James E. Peterkin, William P. Johnson, Roy N. Stubbs, William J. 
Hill, Kenneth Palmatier. 

5 Robert W. Shaw, F. S. Campbell, S. G. Hueston, George W. Graham, 
A. R. Martin, Alexander Robertson, A. J. McLachlin. 

6 Seymour R. G. Penson, William Lawson, Alexander W. Woosey, 
Robert E. Mills, Thomas H. Ness, Silvester G. Long, Charles P. Kil- 
patrick, Frederick E. Munson, John M. Carrol, Henry J. Ince, Delmar 
V. Smith, Charles F. Irons. 

7 William G. Creeper, Arthur Naylor, Carl F. Patterson. 

8 Frederick Fox, Hiram William B. Jolley, William G. Fairbanks, 
William C. Dicks, William Thomas Randall, Samuel Hanna, Horace 
P. Band, Robert T. Adam, Robert William Teasdale, Reginald Mane- 
well, Frank Belwin, George T. DeHay. 

15 Samuel B. McLam, Edward C. Lawrence, Norman L. Earl, James 
Crockard, Fred H. Walker, Frank M. Powers, James Foster, Charles 
H. Smith. 

16 Percy C. McGillavary, Llewellyn N. Bate, Rodney C. Smith, Alex- 
ander Campbell, William Burgess, Leonard Wood, Carydon C. 
Sheldon, John M. Somerville, William H. Wood, David A. Esdale, 
William H. Chity, Wilmot M. Tobey, Thomas H. Picton, Thomas H. 
Kenny, Arthur J. Ames, Charles McKeown, Harry A. Harford, Archi- 
bald M. Kennedy, Frank G. Neate, Lawrence C. Allen, Percy C. 
Stephenson, Roland J. Elliott, William 0. R. Stewart, W. J. Byers, 
G. T. Wild, Bert Pout, W. H. Cavanagrh, Arthur D. Price, C. W. 
Crockett, Fred H. McQuui, Henry L, Tapp, Eric J. Adams, J. H. 
Boucher, R. G. Wilson, Bertram J. Witt, William R. Burnett, G. 
Monsour, A. Roy Allen, John Richardson, G. W. Goodwin, M. Hodgins. 
John Nelson, W. S. Wilson, J. G. Moore. 

18 T. A. Cosford. 

19 F. W. Beard, R. H. Bovle, William Shee, J. H. Spring, W. T. Torode, 

F. Harris-Lowe, C. H. Klein. 

20 R. Jamison, E. E. Franklin, W. E. HcLaughlin, David MacVicar, H. 
R. Green, J. C. Lankshear. 

22 John C. Sim. 

23 John A. Innes, John Lechtenberg, 0. E. Honsbererer, A. W. Dawson. 

24 S. J. Cook, L. M. Johnson, E. Scantlebury, H. S. Morton, E. Gale, E. 

26 M. A. Harris, W. W. Bonisteel. H. F. Stickwood, S. E. Teasel. 

27 G. H. Finn, T. Blackstock, R. G. H. Davidson, F. M. Burmester. 

28 A. J. G. Drew, Morley L. Canning, N. E. Felt, Leslie F. McLaughlin, 

G. Houlden, A. C. File. 

29 J. H. Patterson, S. H. Cook. 

30 C. R. Holland, A. C. Thompson, Fred Toole. 

31 W. E. Vick, W. B. Tucker. 

32 R. E. Cowan, R. L. Pollock, L. W. H. Ingoll, H. H. Johnson, James 

34 Otto D. Williams, M. T. Somers, John F. Hamilton. 

35 Joseph King, S. S. Ball, S. A. Helleard. 

36 A. J. Throop, T. P. Hooper, N. E. Crowe, W. E. Foley, P. E. Mayhew, 
K. P. Wells, H. T. Cranford, P. R. Butler, V. S. Fee. 

37 G. C. West, Harry Mitchell, Carl Hestor Hagerman, W. Thompson. 


40 Charles Law, Charles Frederick Griffenham, J. N. Lane, E. King-. 

41 C. Grieves, P. A. Carter. 

44 A. MacGregor, A. J. Wilson. 

46 A. W. Dickson. 

47 W. C. Pauluccci, W. G. Smith, V. R. Weatherhead, L. H. Veale, C. W. 
Best, D. Carson Orr. 

48 J. W. Cowper, Hugh Young, H. L. Usher, J. F. Runerman, E. M. G. 
McPherson, R. A. Wright. 

53 S. C. Sherrin, F. Scarsbrook, J. L. Williams. 

'54 J. P. Blair, H. A. Vicary, W. H. Corrie, LaM. Blough, C. E. Lankin, 

A. R. Williams, W. M. Vernning, G. William Parkinson, R. A. Leitch, 

C. N. Hemphill. 

55 James Connolly, J. C. Gordon. 

56 J. C. Weaver, J. N. Robinson, Hugh Collegan. 

57 T. H. Diwell. 

59 A. L. Seamark, W. H. Burgess, J. H. Kingsone, C. W. Knapp, Gordon 
Young, R. W. Vout, C. E. Bussell. 

61 M. Pilkey. 

62 James Maher, J. J. Caulkin. 

63 Gordon Alexander, John A. McDonald. 

64 W. Brittin, G. L. Brinn, L. B. Hague, I. L. Barnhart. 

65 E. W. E. Saunders, D. M. Boddington. 

66 W. H. Golding. 

67 Fred W. Harding. 

68 George Kerr, W. S. Murphy. 

69 Charles Mason. 

71 H. H. Courtney, F. J. Maloney. 

72 William Snarr, G. W. Ketcheson. 
74 Walter Moran. 

76 J. L. Harris, William Baker, J. J. Harriman, A. E. William, N. R. 
Carr, S. J. Crassett, J. Costello, E. L. Wallace, D. A. McRae, S. J*. 
Escott, A. B. Messenger, C. C. Hardeson, W. J. Clements, T. J. 
Autonson, F. A. Dale, T. O. Oliver Jr. 

77 E. C. P. Hawes, K. W. Coulman, J. R. Montgomery, W. A. Mann, D. 
A. M. Brough. 

78 John Graham. 

79 R. J. Gaylord, James Donaldson, A. V. Harris, Cecil Tennant. 

80 H. C. French, William J. Belsom, E. C. Norton, H. K. White, T. C. 
Woods, C. H. Simpson, Walter H. Cole, Harry McGowan, William 
Davidson, E. Kirst. 

81 York McConnell, F. L. Truman, E. McKirmey, R. W. James, York B. 
Learn, H. S. Balfour, H. Brown, A. Pineo, C. Liddle. 

82 S. E. Flook, F. S. Foote, W. T. Sparks, T. McComb, R. A. Budd, M. J 
Robillard, G. A. Harpell. 

84 W. A. Campbell. 

88 Roy E. Carscallen, F. Schaeffer. 

90 H. M. Jackson, T. Hutton, A. R. Pitt, F. J. Houldsworth. 

91 W. Sharp, H. J. MacNeill, G. C. Summers, W. E. Doolittle. 

94 R. G. McCraw, J. K. Ford, W. H. Manly. 

95 G. H. Todd, V. W. Johnston, J. J. Carruthers, Lome Fowler, J. G. 
Wiggins, W. H. Easton, H. A. Prior. 

102 T. Foster, A. W. Lomas, H. D. Hobbs, T. Howell, B. E. Mertes, W. P. 
Mertes, G. E. Ponsford, T. Moar. 

103 G. H. Dunbibbin, T. E. Cribb, J. A. Allen, H. D. Hobbs, J. R. Colville, 
R. C. Dales, A. C. Dagg. 

110 O. L. Finlay. 

112 W. L. LeRoy, J. Fetterley, C. H. McMullen, G. O. Davies. 

113 S. Rankin, M. J. Sproul, William Shane, A. H. Robertson, M. Mathe- 
son, H. J. Cutts. 

114 H. J. Smith, T. F. Barnet. 


115 A. L. Gardner, H. C. Nixon, N. J. Brown, E. M. Snell, W. B. Uren, L. 

116 J. W. Patterson, W. J. McNally, R. A. Patterson, W. W. Pollock, M. 
C. Newman. 

117 R. W. Ripley, H. J. Tidball, R. R. Rood, A. B. Shoemaker, C. E. 
Ruppel, William Boyd. 

119 J. W. Grubb, Alven Bunn, C. M. Bogart, J. C. Stein, Roy Service. 

129 A. E. Robinson, H. A. Carter. 

130 Herbert Harmer, George Clifton Huston. 

131 Otto D. Williams. 

132 J. H. Lockead, H. McCalpin, K. M. MacLean. 

133 A. L. McGregor, W. W. Wilde, A. S. Marlow. 

134 Mason Horner. L. A. Sharpe, James Wright, James B. Brown, Roy S. 

138 E. E. Savell, J. A. Rowley, J. Gould, G. W. Tindall, Thomas Jewel, 

A. 0. Harris, W. A. McMaster, John Starr. 
140 Albert White, R. A. Shield, Simon Braunstine. 

143 Lyall M. Arbuthnot. 

144 William H. Marsh. 

145 Roy L. Stiff, E. A. McAlister, J. W. Beilby, G. T. Bland, G. E. 
Graham, Ernest Hewett, William Moore, R. D. Finnie, Thomas Hope, 
J. A. Speed. 

146 C. W. Welker, J. L. Campbell. William Zilliax, G. H. Shannon. 

147 Cecil Faulkner. 

149 J. A. Crackel. 

150 H. G. Fenlin, James Bell. 

151 E. T. Wood, Gordon Schultz. 

152 A. J. Scott, H. A. McFayden, Callum McLennan, Franklin Willis, M. 
N. Dalseg. 

153 W. H. Colwell, J. W. Bingham, C. W. Welker. 
155 W. B. Roelofson, J. S. Howell, E. H. Wood 
161 R. T. Graham. W. T. Shaw, Sam R. Currey. 
164 A. E. Stuart. 

167 W. A. Gill, Reginald Vosper, Frank Fenton, R. A. Simpell. 

168 David Mitchell, R. N. Lloyd. 

169 D. McRae, W. J. Fuller, Walter Little. 
175 F. W. Sprules, W. G. Evel, H. B. Evel. 

184 John A. Bell. 

185 W. J. Dunlop, A. Brook, W. H. Mosier, J. C. Gillies, H. E. Snow, V. R. 

195 E. A. Markell, T. W. Fereday. 

198 D. C. Patmore, A. E. Cox, A. E. Crutcher, W. M. Adams, A. E. Eccle- 

stone, W. J. Foster, Robert Monahan, W. B. Uren. 
205 G. C. Charlton, E. L. Beaupre, F. W. Routley. 

212 A. M. Anler, C. H. B. Johnson, Eli Herman. 

213 R. S. Cushing, G. E. Saytch, G. Jones. 

214 William Kimball. 

215 T. B. Rogers. 

217 C. H. Routledge. 

218 T. E. Ferguson. 

219 G. Milne. 

220 A. R. Black, E. J. Hutchins. 

221 A. E. Ball, C. M. Sterncher. 

222 John Anderson, L. R. McKenna, H. T. S. Brown, J. S. McComish, L. 
G. Green, W. P. Dalan, F. A. Humphreys, Roy A. Nichol. 

223 G. L. Cameron. 

224 J. A. Thompson, A. G. Henderson, M. E. Somers. 

225 H. E. J. Groom, F. H. Carter. 

226 A. L. McGregor, A. Ferguson, Alfred Smith, M. Pretty. 

227 W. A. Holway, J. E. Marsh, W. A. Black. 


230 Albert N. Cote, Fred A. Maas, J. McConnell. 

231 G. Bulucon, G. Jorgensen, J. J. Youngs, John B. Logie, J. R. Cooper. 
S. R. Morrison. 

232 L. V. Ostrander, M. H. McArthur, T. N. Williamson, E. H. Stanners. 

233 E. W. Mealing, S. H. McElwain. 

235 A. E. Hancock, Charles S. Billbrough, E. A. Holman, W. G. Dodds Jr. 

236 N. P. Morrison, Ira Daniels, D. C. Young. 

238 L. A. Moffatt, Robert McMurdo, R. A. Landrey, F. S. Archibald, 

Philip Cossoy. 
241 W. J. Dunlop. 
243 S. C. House, James Douglas. 

245 W. Sanderson, John Thouless, A. C. MacKay. 

246 J. D. Forsyth, W. P. Graham, E. E. Clarke. 

247 Kish Whitlow, Robert Lake, H. R. Stephenson. 

248 A. S. McLaren. 

249 C. R. Lockwood, C. B. Tyrrell, W. J. Found, L. T. McLaughlin, A. E. 
Billett, E. J. Gibbs, Louis Dippell. 

250 A. 0. Murdock, J. P. Joss, George Higgins. 

251 F. G. Brown, C. E. Rodgers, E. C. Carmichael, George A. Sutherland, 
Hortley West, Clare R. Connors. 

252 A. H. Campbell, J. I. Foster, G. T. Mylchrest, Russell McGirr. 

253 Peter Brock. 

2)54 C. D. Liddle, R. A. Asseistine. 

257 W. R. Brandon. 

258 S. S. Ball, Reginald Manewell. 


Grand Chapter was "Called Off" at 4.30 o'clock p.m. to permit the 
delegates to select their Grand Superintendent and elect the officers of 
Grand Chapter for the ensuing year and the next place of meeting. 


Grand Chapter was "Called On" at 9.30 o'clock a.m. 


At the One Hundred and Fourth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario held 
in the Royal York Hotel, City of Toronto, Ontario, on April 10 and 11, 
1962, the following officers and committees were elected and appointed. 

V. Ex. Comp. J. A. Prince, Chairman, and V. Ex. Comp. E. Jenkins, 
Vice-Chairman, presented the results of the election as follows: 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 

1310 Tecumseh Park Drive, Port Credit, Ontario. J 

R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand H.V Grand 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, Ontario. ( Council 

R. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand J.J 

581 Weller St., Peterborough, Ontario. 


R. Ex. Comp. Rev. S. Ernest Stevenson, Thamesville Grand Chaplain 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean Grand Treasurer 

244 Holton Ave. South, Hamilton, Ontario. 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert John Hamilton, Milton, Ont. Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. John A. Mclntyre Grand Scribe N. 

49 Foundry St., Leamington, Ontario. 


R. Ex. Comp. John Dewar Grand Principal Sojourner 

406 Finch Ave., Burlington, Ontario. 
R. Ex. Comp. Bernard H. Pammett Grand Registrar 

585 Bolivar St., Peterborough, Ontario. 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Gait, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Reg. J. Lewis, 421 St. Clarens Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Portch, RR 2, 5059 Walker's Line, Milton, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 410 Eden Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, 30 Spetz St., Kitchener, Ont. 


The nominations for Grand Superintendents were submitted to the 
Most Excellent Grand Z., who was pleased to approve, and the following 
selections were confirmed: 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Allan Pye ; 

1689 Riverside Drive W., Windsor, Ont. 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. John Nickle Duffy, 

1245 Wilton Ave., London, Ont. 

Wilson District No. 3* R. Ex. Comp. Robert Lee Hazen. 

Port Dover, Ont. 
Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Edgar Bernard Robinson, 

Hornings Mills, Ont. 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. James Brownlie 

79 Cameron Ave. S., Hamilton, Ont. 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Raymond Robinson, 

Mitchell, Ont. 
Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Raymond Horace Dilmarter, 

127 Thorold Rd. W., Welland, Ont. 
Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Osier Briggs Dickinson, 

28 Inneswood Drive, Scarboro, Ont. 

Toronto West District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Jack Watts Arnold, 

596 Exbury Crescent, Port Credit, Ont. 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Ernest Lome Jackson, 

Box 103, Bala, Ont. 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd George Parliament, 

Box 312, Cannington, Ont. 
Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Frank Sirett Hamilton 

Box 6, Brighton, Ont. 
St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Alexander Lewis Wheeler, 

Box 149, Gananoque, Ont. 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Mervin Pryce Morris, 

Box 804, Carleton Place, Ont. 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. William S. Shaver, 

707 Ruskin Crescent, Fort William, Ont. 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Stanley Haley, 

868 Queen St., North Bay, Ont. 
Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Harry Charles Coull, 

Box 361, Haileybury, Ont. 


The One Hundred and Fifth Annual Convocation will be held in the 
City of Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24, 
1963, commencing at ten o'clock in the forenoon as per Section 20 of tho 



To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is with regret that your committee has to report a loss in member- 
ship of 19 for the year 1961. This is our second loss of membership dur- 
ing the past nineteen years. 

For a more comprehensive study of membership we list a member- 
ship record for the past ten years. 






















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989 - 

- 19 


From the above records the loss of membership is quite apparent and 
these records should be closely studied by all our Companions, especially 
Companions in office. 

An analysis of the figures show that the total admissions were 970, 
an increase over the previous year of 38 and total deletions were 989, 
thus showing an actual loss of 19 over the previous year — with exception 
of joinings every factor affecting our membership figures showed a 
loss, all of which is regrettable. 


With the exception of 1953 when we showed 1,139 adminissions there 
has been a steady decline in those seeking admission to the Holy Royal 
Arch. Are we becoming too complacent in the fact that as Companions of 
the Royal Arch our responsibilities end with ourselves and that we are 
forgetful of our obligations? Let us shake ourselves from this smug- 
attitude and seek to spread the light to our brother Masons in the Craft. 


Joinings this year have reached the highest peak during the past 
number of years, showing an increase of 53 over 1960. This shows that 
there is still a desire for Companions to affiliate, thus continuing their 
interest in the Royal Arch. Let us make these Companions welcome and 
see to it that they are really welcome in their new Chapter. 



Here again we show a loss from last year. Once again are we too 
prone to forget those who are lost for various reasons and neglect to 
endeavor to have them restored to membership ? Why are we losing these 
Companions in the first place — lack of companionship, disinteresting 
meetings and no follow-up system when a Companion seeks a demit? 
Upon application for a demit no stone should be left unturned to seek the 
real reason for the Companion asking for this demit. During last year we 
lost 220 Companions by withdrawal, a much too large a number to be 
treated lightly. Let us all reflect on this matter of demits or withdrawals 
when they are mentioned in the Chapter and pledge ourselves to help try 
and correct it. 


The same can be said for suspensions. Here again we have to report 
86 more than a year ago. As mentioned above, we can ill afford to lose 
these Companions — we should not let the Companion come to this posi- 
tion without a thorough examination of the cause. An experienced Com- 
panion should contact those who are faced with suspension in an endeavor 
to bring him back to full membership. Remember, once suspended it is a 
difficult matter to encourage the Companion to have himself restored to 


This year we find we have to report a loss by death of 552, the 
highest figure over the past 10 years. We cannot control this loss except 
by encouraging younger Masons to join our ranks. As we grow older we 
shall be faced with this high loss till the age group is not so high. 


From the above figures it would appear that the Membership Com- 
mittee should not be a committee in name only. If the Royal Arch is to 
prosper, and we know it will, then it behooves every Royal Arch Mason to 
rededicate himself to the teachings of our Royal Craft and to spread light 
and knowledge among those who are in a position to receive it. We all 
know only too well the percentage of our membership in regards to the 

There are many unaffiliated and suspended members who we feei 
sure can be restored to membership with some effort on our part — let us 
use that effort — and use it now. 

The Grand Superintendents are closer to our membership than any 
other Grand Chapter officer. They are in a position to bring to the 
Chapters during their visits the needs that we have pointed out. Mem- 
bership and attendance they should stress and encourage. They have the 
statistics from their Districts and from these they can easily learn the 
trend in their area. 


May we now, as we have done before, remind each Royal Arch Mason 
of his duty to bring light and knowledge to those who have not already 
received it. 

To Grand Chapter officers, both present and past, stress upon the 
Companions the great need to use their efforts in promoting our Royal 

We have this year suffered a small loss. Let us then renew our efforts 


so that when this report is presented again next year the loss we now 
show will be shown as a gain. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

L. C. EWENER, Vice-Chairman 
F. C. ACKERT, Chairman 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
F. C. Ackert, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Special Committee on Membership 
be received and adopted. 


Letters were received conveying greetings and expressing regrets for 
non-attendance from: 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Alberta — 

M. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. McCoomb, Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred J. Hand, P.G.Z. and Grand Scribe E. 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of British Columbia — 

M. Ex. Comp. Earl V. Bell, Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. E. B. Baker, P.G.Z and Grand Scribe E. 
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Manitoba — 

M. Ex. Comp. Cecil J. Hutchings, P.G.Z. and Grand Scribe E. 
The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Brunswick — 

M. Ex. Comp. Edward E. Lewis, Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. Roy E. Crawford, P.G.Z. and Grand Scribe E. 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Nova Scotia — 

M. Ex. Comp. F. A. Van Iderstine, Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. Harold F. Sipprell, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 
The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Quebec — 

M. Ex. Comp. B. M. MacCharles, Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. H. Pickering, P.G.Z. and Grand Scribe E. 
Most Excellent Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Connecticut — 

R. Ex. Comp. Farwell, Acting Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. Bliss W. Clark, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 
The M.E. Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of the State of Florida — 

M. Ex. Comp. James A. Winfield. M.E. Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. John B. Phelps, P.G.H.P. and M.E. Grand Secretary. 
The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of Illinois — 

M. Ex. Comp. Lyle R. Melvin, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 

Grand Chapter of Maine Royal Arch Masons — 

M. Ex. Comp. George H. Winter Jr., M.E. Grand High Priest. 

R. Ex. Comp. Earle D. Webster, Grand Secretary. 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Maryland — 

M. Ex. Comp. W. Johnson Bonner, Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. D. Ross Vansant Jr., P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts — 

M. Ex. Comp. Stanley F. Maxwell, Grand High Priest. 

M. Ex. Comp. William F. Clark, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 


Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Michigan — 

M. Ex. Comp. Oslow J. Myers, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of New Jersey— 

M. Ex. Comp. Harry S. Pine, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Chapter of the State of New York Royal Arch Masons — 
M. Ex. Comp. George S. Lambert, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 
R. Ex. Comp. Clifford A. McDonald, Our Grand Representative. 

Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Ohio — 
M. Ex. Comp. Paul G. Lutz, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of Rhode Island and Provi- 
dence Plantations — 
M. Ex. Comp. Joseph W. Johnson, Grand High Priest. 

Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of Vermont — 
M. Ex. Comp. Aaron H. Grout, Grand Secretary. 

Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia — 
R. Ex. Comp. Carl F. Wood, Grand Secretary. 


To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Com- 
panions of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions — 

Your Committee on Geographical Survey is pleased to submit the 
following report: 

The suggestion of a survey was first brought to the attention of 
Grand Chapter by Most Excellent Companion Maurice A. Searle during 
his term of office as Grand First Principal and we quote from his ad- 
dress, found on page 42 of the Proceedings for 1959. 

"During the year I have had discussions with Grand Superinten- 
dents and other who believe it would be advantageous to Grand Chapter 
to have a Geographical Survey of the various Districts, because it is felt 
some Chapters are not properly located in their present Districts." 

Two previous committees have reported progress and recommended 
the survey be continued. 

This year a letter was sent from the Grand Chapter office, by direc- 
tion of the Grand First Principal, dated June 15, 1961, advising all ruling 
Grand Superintendents they were members of this committee, requesting 
their co-operation and on completion of their visitations throughout their 
Districts they forward their findings and offer suggestions in reply to 
the letter of June 15, 1961. 

There are seventeen Districts in the grand jurisdiction and up to the 
writing of this report the committee have only received reports from 
seven Superintendents, and with this number of reports it is impossible 
for the committee to present a more comprehensive report. 

We recommend to the Most Excellent Grand First Principal that a 
further study be given to this survey and that the reports be completed 
and forwarded to the Grand Chapter Office on or before December 30, 

Following is a summary of the reports received to date from the 
seven Superintendents, together with our recommendations: 

St. Clair District No. 1 — Recommended no change. 

London District No. 2 — Recommended no change. 

Wilson District No. 3 — No report received. 

Wellington District No. 4 — No report received. 


Hamilton District No. 5 — Recommended no change. 

Huron District No. 6 — See report on District No. 9. 

Niagara District No. 7 — No report received. 

Toronto District No. 8- — No report received. 

Toronto District No. 8A — No report received. 

Georgian District No. 9 — The Superintendent has been in consulta- 
tion with the Superintendent of Huron District No. 6 and they are in 
favor of forming a new District to be known as District No. 6A con- 
sisting of Georgian No. 56, Owen Sound; Havelock No. 63, Kincardine; 
Chantry No. 130, Southampton; Amabel No. 131, Wiarton; Lucknow No. 
147, Lucknow; Durham No. 221, Durham. 

Huron District No. 6 would comprise the following Chapters: 
Tecumseh No. 24, Stratford; Huron No. 30, Goderich; St. James No. 46, 
St. Marys; The Malloch No. 66, Seaforth; Lebanon No. 84, Wingham; 
Elliot No. 129, Mitchell; Bernard No. 146, Listowel. 

Georgian District No. 9 would then comprise the following Chap- 
ters: Manitou No. 27, Collingwood; Signet No. 34, Barrie; Kichikewana 
No. 167, Midland; Couchiching No. 198, Orillia; Sequin No. 261, Parry 

Ontario District No. 10 — Recommended no change. 

Prince Edward District No. 11 — Report received. No change sug- 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 — No report received. 

Ottawa District No. 13 — Recommended no change. 

Algoma District No. 14 — Recommended no change at present. 

At the present time new highways are under construction through- 
out this area and on completion they feel the distances to be travelled 
will be advantageous as to time and expense. 

New Ontario District No. 15 — No report received. 

Temiskaming District No. 16 — No report received. 

Recommendation — The two Toronto District No. 8 and 8A be 
divided into three Districts. A layout of the proposed changes will be 
set out and a copy sent to all Chapters and the Superintendents for con- 

We request the Superintendents to call a meeting of the Council of 
all Chapters and forward to Grand Chapter office the decision of the 
meeting on or before December 30, 1962. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

J. L. HOUSE, Chairman 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. J. L. 
House, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Geographical Survey 
be received and adopted. 



To The M. Ex. The Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions, of 

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province 

of Ontario. 

Ex. Companion Albert Cook, of Orient Chapter No. 79, G.R.C., has, 
within the prescribed time, presented the following; Notice of Motion to 
amend the Constitution of Grand Chapter as follows: 

"I hereby give notice that, upon consent of this Grand Chapter I 
will move or cause to be moved at the next Annual Convocation the 

That Section 251 of the Constitution of Grand Chapter be amended 
by deleting the following words on the third line of the first paragraph 
of this section "by petition and ballot" and inserting, thereto the follow- 
ing words, "within three years from the date of such demit, on payment 
of an amount" and further inserting the following words after the 
sentence ending in application for affiliation, on the fourth line of the 
first paragraph of this section. "Provided however where such demit has 
been in effect for more than three years, affiliation must be by petition 
and majority ballot and on payment of a amount as provided in the case 
of application for affiliation. 

And further, deleting the following words on the second line of the 
second paragraph of this section, "by a majority ballot vo-te of the mem- 
bers present and voting and on payment of such sum as required for 
affiliation", and inserting, thereto, the following words, "within three 
years from the date of such demit, on payment of an amount as required 
for affiliation. Provided however where such demit has been in effect 
for more than three years, restoration must be by petition and majority 
ballot and on payment of an amount as provided in the case of application 
for affiliation", 
so that section 251 will read: 

If a demitted Companion desires to affiliate with a Chapter, (other 
than the one which has granted his demit) he can only do so within 
three years from the date of such demit, on payment of an amount as 
provided in the case of application for affiliation. Provided however 
where such demit has been in effect for more than three years, affiliation 
must be by petition and majority ballot and on payment of an amount 
as provided in the case of application for affiliation. 

Should any petitioner for affiliation be rejected he may renew his 
application to the same or to any ofher Chapter in the jurisdiction at 
any time. 

Any Companion may be restored to membership in the Chapter 
granting his demit within three years from the date of such demit, on 
payment of an amount as required for affiliation. Provided however 
where such demit has been in effect for more than three years, restora- 
tion must be by petition and majority ballot and on payment of an 
amount as provided in the case of application for affiliation. 

The intent of this Amendment is to permit without petition and 
without ballot the restoration of a Companion whether application be 
made to The Chapter granting the demit or otherwise, if the demit has 
not been in effect for more than three years. If demit has been in effect 
for more than three years, restoration may be made upon petition and 
majority ballot. 

This is in contradition of Sections 232 and 261. 


Section 232 demands a ballot in case of affiliation application after 
report of Committee on character and 

Section 261 provides that no Candidate can be admitted or Companion 
received as an affiliated member, if, on the ballot being taken, more 
than one blackball appears against him. 

No attempt has been made in this amendment to include exceptions 
to Sections 232 and 261, and consequently, in the opinion of your Com- 
mittee on Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence there is a Legal objection 
to this Amendment in its present form being presented to Grand Chapter 
for consideration. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 


Chairman of Committee and Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. M. A. 
Searle, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Constitutional Laws 
and Jurisprudence be received and adopted, as read. 


M. Ex. Comp. John L. House installed and invested the newly 
elected officers of Grand Chapter, including the Grand Superintendents 
of the several Districts, and they were proclaimed and saluted according 
to ancient custom. 


It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
James E. Girven, and — 

Resolved — That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario be extended to: 

The Credential Committee, under the direction of R. Ex. Comp. J. W. 
Woodland, for the efficient manner in which they carried out their duties; 

The Scrutineers, under the direction of V. Ex. Comp. A. J. Prince, for 
their services in taking charge of the Election of Officers; 

General Chairman and Sub-Committees for their untiring and suc- 
cessful success and achievements; 

The Installing Board, under the direction of M. Ex. Comp. J. L. 
House, and the Past Grand Z.'s and to all those who have contributed to 
the success of our One Hundred and Fourth Annual Convocation. 


The following appointments have been made by Most Ex. Comp. C. 
W. Emmett: 


V. Ex. Comp. Wellington Smith, 166 Third St., Fort Frances, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Andrew F. Nisbet Jr., 17 Sturton Rd., Weston, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George L. Nutt, 516 Fair St., Woodstock, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Everett C. Wood, 115 Catherine St., Belleville, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Ayre, 22 Connaught Ave., London, Ont. 


R. Ex. Comp. Wm. E. Gardner Grand Lecturer 

18 Littlewood Cresc, Etobicoke, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. H. E. Harrison Ass't. Grand Chaplain 

218 Church Street, Weston, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Robt. Bisset Grand Sr. Sojourner 

Goderich, Ont. 
V. Ex. Ccmp. Roy Mathews Grand Jr. Sojourner 

55 Ware Street, Peterborough, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. M. F. Hemmens Grand Sword Bearer 

Fort Frances, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Robt. E. Story Grand Master 4th Veil 

Apt. 1001, 20 West Lodge Ave., Toronto 3, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Robt. Preston Grand Master 3rd Veil 

Beck Memorial Sanatarium, London, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Roy S. Foley Grand Master 2nd Veil 

74 Evans Avenue, Toronto 9, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. James Grand Master 1st Veil 

276 Margaret Ave., Kitchener, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Chris Seal Grand Standard Bearer 

136 Windermere Avenue South, Port Arthur, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Dr. Howard Lane Grand Dr. of Ceremonies 

503 The Kingsway, Islington, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. N. E. Lawrence Ass't. Grand Dr. of Ceremonies 

Simcoe, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ira A. Lee Grand Organist 

255 King St. East, Stoney Creek, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. E. G. Tresidder Grand Pursuivant 

40 Wendover St., Ottawa 1, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. James H. Connor Grand Steward 

285 Gliddon Avenue, Oshawa, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Wm. Angst Grand Steward 

150 MacDonell Avenue, Toronto 3, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Clayton Cheyne Grand Steward 

189 Queen St. W., Brampton, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. A. K. Graham Grand Steward 

Box 84, Timmins, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George A. Cooper Grand Steward 

191 Lawson Road, West Hill, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ray E. Moore Grand Steward 

530 John Street North, Aylmer, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. R. R. Parsons Grand Steward 

Apt. 202, Lawrence Plaza Apts., 568 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto 
19, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. John McKay Grand Steward 

72 Mill Street, Milton, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. G. H. Downer Grand Steward 

Petrolia, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ross B. McLean Grand Steward 

R.R. 2, Alvinston, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Roy M. Nelles Grand Steward 

32 Elmwood Avenue, Brantford, Ont. 
V .Ex. Comp. W. J. McCall Grand Steward 

Box 446 1 - 3rd Avenue, Orangeville, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley Grand Steward 

46 Houghton Blvd., Markham, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. G. W. Burnett Grand Steward 

1237 Birchview Drive, Lome Park, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. C. T. Sherry Grand Steward 

32 Dundas Street North, Oakville, Ont. 


ASSISTANT OFFICERS— Appointed— Continued 

V. Ex. Comp. H. J. Norman Grand Steward 

Kincardine, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Arthur Omer Grand Steward 

52 Linden St., St. Catharines, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. L. M. Mackenzie Grand Steward 

R.R. 2, Wiarton, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ford M. Warren Grand Steward 

720 Walkerfield Avenue, Peterborough, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. C. H. Burley Grand Steward 

24 Catharine Street, Belleville, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Carpenter Grand Steward 

32 Condie Street, Smiths Falls, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. T. J. Thomas Grand Steward 

928 First St. South, Kenora, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. V. B. Bizley Grand Steward 

35 Borron Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. A. F. Righton Grand Steward 

Box 144, 105 Devonshire Ave., Iroquois Falls, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. R. C. Overholt Grand Steward 

Wheatley, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Wm. Winget Grand Steward 

184 North Western Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. W. B. Butler Grand Steward 

R.R. 5, Kemptville, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. D. S. MacLachlan Grand Outer Guard 

113 Gorevale Ave., Toronto 3, Ont. 

The labours of the Annual Convocation 
being ended, Grand Chapter was closed in 
Ample Form at 12.00 noon, Toronto, On- 
tario, Wednesday, April 11, 1962. 

[Robert yonn cK am it ton 

Grand Scribe E. 

Monday evening, April 9, 1962, the Grand Z. M. Ex. Comp. Charles 
W. Emmett invited his Council, P.G.Z.'s, Executive Committee to a dinner 
in the Tudor Room, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, to asisst him in doing 
honours to his distinguished guests. At the same time Mrs. Joan Emmett 
and her committee entertained the wives and ladies of our distinguished 
guests with a dinner, etc., in the Algonquin Room, Royal York Hotel, 

Tuesday evening, April 10, 1962, the annual banquet was held in the 
Concert Hall of the Royal York Hotel, nearly 500 Companions and their 
ladies being present. Our Grand Z. was the chairman and he provided a 
very interesting programme. The guest speaker was M. Wor. Bro. and 
Companion Conrad Hahn, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
Connecticut and member of Jerusalem Chapter, No. 13, of Connecticut. 
He is presently the Editor of the Masonic Services Association of the 
United States. His address was most inspiring and enlightening to all 
present. He took us on a journey through the early history of the United 
States and Canada, imparting much information on our Masonic Mile- 



R. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand H. 

(By Virtue of Office) 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 


(By Virtue of Office) 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Q.C Grand Z. 1943-44 

126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto 12, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. R. V. Conover, O.B.E Grand Z. 1945-46 

Box 207, Brampton, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean Grand Z. 1947-48 

244 Holton Ave. S., Hamilton, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Clarence MacLeod Pitts Grand Z. 1949-50 

Tiffany Apts., P.O. Box 374, Ottawa, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw Grand Z. 1951-52 

655 Waterloo St., London, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z. 1955-56 

14 Pearson Ave., Toronto 3, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle Grand Z. 1957-58 

Apt. 206, 111 Oriole Parkway, Toronto 7, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z. 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Melville S. Gooderham Hon. Grand Z. 1957 

244 Inglewood Dr., Toronto 7, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand J. 

581 Weller St., Peterborough, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert John Hamilton Grand Scribe E. 

Box 261, Milton, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. John A. Mclntyre Grand Scribe N. 

49 Foundry St., Leamington, Ontario. 


V. Ex. Comp. Joseph A. Hearn, 460 Oriole Parkway, Toronto, Ontario. 

R. Ex. Comp. Benjamin S. Scott, 9 Prospect Ave., London, Ontario'. 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert N. McElhinney, 69 Fuller Ave., Toronto 3, Ontario. 


R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Gait, Ont. 

R. Ex. Comp. Reg. J. Lewis, 421 St. Clarens Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Portch, R.R. No. 2, 5059 Walker's Line, Milton, Ont. 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 410 Eden Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 

R. Ex. Comp. G. Harold Shannon, 30 Spetz Street, Kitchener, Ontario. 


V. Ex. Comp. Wellington Smith, 166 Third St., Fort Frances, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Andrew F. Nisbet Jr., 17 Sturton Rd., Weston, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George L. Nutt, 516 Fair St., Woodstock, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Everett C. Wood, 115 Catherine St., Belleville, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Ayre, 22 Connaught Ave., London, Ont. 


(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 
M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. Dean, 244 Holton Ave. South, Hamilton, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Q.C, 126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto 12, 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert Jarvis, 17 Ontario St., Grimsby, Ont. 


(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 



R. Ex. Comps. A. F. Nisbet, Jr. (Chairman), J. A. Hearn (Vice-Chairman), 

0. B. Dickinson, J. W. Arnold, A. Pye, J. N. Duffy, J. Brownlie. 


V. Ex. Comp. G. L. Nutt (Chairman), R. Ex. Comps. R. Robinson, R. H. 

Dilamarter, E. L. Jackson. 


R. Ex. Comps. F. C. Ackert (Chairman), Grand Council, Past Grand Z's, 
Grand Treasurer, Chairman of Investments and Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. R. J. Lewis (Chairman), Grand Council, Grand Treasurer, 

Grand Scribe E. 


M. Ex. Comps. F. W. Dean (Chairman), J. M. Burden, Q.C., 

R. Ex. Comp. A. Jarvis. 

M. Ex. Comps. A. G. N. Bradshaw (Chairman), J. M. Burden, J. L. House 

M. Ex. Comp. J. M. Burden, Q.C. 

R. Ex. Comps. A. F. Tannahill (Chairman), F. J. Johnson (Vice-Chair- 
man), W. E. Gardner. 

R. Ex. Comps. G. H. Shannon (Chairman), Rev. S. E. Stevenson (Vice- 
Chairman), L. G. Parliament, R. L. Hazen, E. B. Robinson. 

M. Ex. Comp. M. A. Searle. 

M. Ex. Comps. B. H. Smith (Chairman), J. M. Burden, Q.C, R. V. Conover, 
O.B.E., F. W. Dean, C M Pitts, A G. N. Bradshaw, J. L. House, M. A. 
Searle, M. S. Gooderham. 
R. Ex. Comps. L. B. Gillespie, E. C. Wood, A. W. Ayre. 
Grand Council, Past Grand Z's, Chairman Masonic Instruction, Vice- 
Chairman, Grand Lecturer, Grand Scribe E. 
R. Ex. Comps. S. Portch (Chairman), F. S. Hamilton, A. L. Wheeler, 
M. P. Morris, W. S. Shaver, A. S. Haley, H. C. Coull. 
M. Ex. Comps. C. M. Pitts (Chairman), A. G. N. Bradshaw, J. L. House 
R. Ex. Comps. B. S. Scott (Chairman), F. J. Johnson, J. A. Kennedy. 
M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House (Chairman), V. Ex. Comp. Wellington Smith 
(Vice-Chairman), and all Grand Superintendents. 
R. Ex. Comps. A. F. Tannahill, Chairman; F. J. Johnson, Vice-Chairman; 
W. E. Gardner, Grand Lecturer. 



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Mortson; 40 — William Albert Roy Davis; 47 — Samuel Audly Bingham, 
Frederick Alder Traer; 63 — Clarence English Urquhart; 64 — Arthur 
Alex Marshall; 67— John H. Wells; 79— Harold J. F. Paul; 95— Roy 
Williams Skene; 112— F. A. Wiggins; 129— Juddiah Durfy, Roy Harvey 
Munro; 135 — Charles Percy King, Robert Norman Hogg; 140 — M. H. 
Badger; 146— G. H. Shannon; 150— Raymond Morley; 152— H. G. M. 
Ayer; 164 — Irven Emmerson DeGraw; 219 — Charles B. Ibotson; 222 — 
Robert Moore Stanton; 227— Glenn A. Eggleton; 233 — Leon R. DeJorzi, 
Henry Samuel Dodd, Ernest J. Parris, Joseph E. Given. 

1— Robert Mcintosh, Fred J. Watson, Reginald H. Woodruff; 3— R. 
J. A. Brandon, F. J. Hyatt, P. E. E. Walker, James B. Vahey, Thos. H. 
Jibb, A. R. Brooks, W. J. Cook, Alfred A. Holme, Harry Walker, Jack S. 
Hyatt, James Walker; 4 — Harold Howell H. Clapham, A. A. Marshall, 
N. G. Johansen; 5 — F. J. Newman, I. T. Lounsbury; 6 — T. Hainsworth, 
J. L. Hendershot; 15 — H. Manchester, R. H. Carpenter; 16 — S. G. Brooks, 
P. J. Wardle, A. R. Tucker, John Campbell, Mervyn L. Yabsley, R. M. 
Wallace, H. C. Colbert, Frank J. Pope, C. A. Lindsay, E. G. Baldwison, 
W. G. L. Elliott, D. L. Campbell, F. W. Roberts, E. W. McNeill, John 
Simpson, John W. Linehon, John A. Maguire, B. Dorff, A. Murray, Wm. 
H. Elliott, G. D. Therioult, G. E. MacMillan, B. G. Foreman, H. Alex- 
ander, John W. Havelin, Ewart G. Adams, J. L. Crawford, D. J. Loney, 
R. K. Kelly, Hugh Johnston, H. C. Hawkins, R. S. Brady, T. G. K. Mac- 
Murray, F. F. Golding, F. W. Rumney, G. E. Woodley, C B. McMullen, 
W. J. Mann, Walter A. Addis, D. W. Pulsifer, A. B. Hollingsworth, R. D. 
Thompson; 18— J. S. Mark, A. E. Brown, E. B. Tilford, E R Garfat, A. 
M. Black, D. O. Freeman, Geo. C. Lightbody, T. L. McConnell, K. L. Lind- 
say, L. S. Schnare; 19— W. C. Adam, S. Halfrild Johnston; 24— H. E. 
Lloyd, J. W. Douglas, J. R. Ward; 26— A. E. Purdy, D. Adams, G. Buck- 
ingham, D. S. MacLean, D. A. MacLennan, R. W. Marriott; 31 — A. L. 
Minaker, Harry H. East, John Pearce, A. R. Carley, H. R. G. Campbell; 
37— L. McM. Wood, Robt. Tosh, R. E. Cox, G. S. Rose, Wm. G. D. Mac- 
Mullan; 40— H. C. Chappel; 41— L. H. Piper, C. Ackert, C. W. Long; 63— 
C. McC. Campbell; 66— S. Baird, T. Campbell, A. Riley; 68— William 
Harvey; 69— R. M. Walters; 76— A. G. Williamson, P. Donnelly, R. E. 
Binns, J. E. Lindsay, F. E. Benson. H. E. Toomath. G. Harris; 79— 
Harry Kingscott, I. J. Williams, B. Rubley, J. A. Turner, F. G. Smith; 
81— H. R. Lashbrook, B. C. Moore, G. F. Hewbanks; 83— F. A. Kingshott, 
A. McNeil, G. Rawn. L. M. Stubbs, G. A. Blyth, F. R. Dobson, A. W. 
Duncan; 95 — W. G. Beaver, S. J. Smythe; 102 — Ross Cameron; 112— 

A. F. Foster; 115— C. R. Martin; 117— H. C. Wolfe; 119— A. Campbell, 
M. S. Corlett; 130— W. E. Kidd, R. J. Bell, G. Lewis; 133— K. L. Giffin; 
134— E. Berry, C. Mclnnes; 135— John T. Crosier; 138— J. Wm. Wilson, 
W. G. McGrath, J. J. Bottomley, J. H. Jardine, Frank Shaw; 145— 
G. P. Granell. H. A. Brinning, I. L. Robertson, J. Wm. Wallace, J. A. 
Blake; 149— N. E. Kolesar; 150— M. Sholdice, N. E. Cook, Rex H. de- 
Jausserond, J. C. Fitzgerald, J. H. Samuel, Emmerson H. Arnold, S. W. 
Meecham, W. A. Gruber; 153— K. R. Williams; 163— G. W. Ockwell, S. J. 
G. Walton; 164— W. Morrish, R. C. Lemon; 210— H. McElroy, F. York, 
J. C. McArthur, A. Rielly, T. J. Thomson, S. A. Hicks; 212— B. Abbott, 

B. Small, A. A. Harvey; 215— H. McK. Paget; 219— J. A. Murray; 224— 
A. Hobson, Walter Hardie, R. C. Klodt; 225— W. H. Stubbins, J. A. 
Newell, G. N. Colbourne; 227— H. M. Wannamaker; 230— Frank Thomp- 
son, N. H. Johnston, D. H. Morris; 231— A. Howie, L. March; 234— S. R. 
Reid, S. M. Ginsberg; 235— Fred McLeod, D. McQuarrie; 236— T. J. 
White; 241— N. Page, N. E. Hooks; 243— N. J. Pastrak, J. E. Harvey, W. 
S. Ball; 245— W. J. Mills, J. F. McFarlane, R. Day, G. A. W. James; 


246— C. A. Hughes, J. S. Russell, R. A. Boyd, James Hutchison; 248— 
A E. Bedore, Roy C. Degear, B. V. Bedore, C. G. Gardiner, L. C. Ellison; 
250— A. Gardner, J. M. Bow, G. Powell, D. Shwery, Adrien Roy, W. J. 
Kozak, George Fixter, J. F. Ross, D. H. A. Strange, E. G. Livesey, C. P. 
Acton; 251 — A. N. Ragan, F. A. Sjonneson. 

1— W. E. Cooper, W. H. Pollard, John I. Orme, R. F. Allen, E. E. 
Bennett; 2 — M. J. Pisoni, John McBrateney, Hugh Love; 3 — R. L. Knight, 
J. F. Higgins; 4— C. Fye, G. W. Tennant; 5— Cyril Guy Markham, K. E. 
Ingrey, W. A. Smith, John McKinnie; 6— W. R. Webster, D. H. McCallum; 
7—0. A. Richards, A. A. Lennox; 8— R. W. Cullum; 15— Conrad S. 
Bibo, C. Buckley, W. S. Squire; 16— G. R. Shouldice, G. E. Davies, R. H. 
Gow, J. C. S. Wolff, G. J. Little, T. L. Cowan, P. K. Wolff, J. A. Camp- 
bell H. B. Chase, John F. Nesbitt, John K. Long, G. Phillips, H. J. Trunks, 
R. J. W. Phillips, James Darwin, T. Ch. Manuel, Peter Lome MacRostie, 
Stephen G. H. Redgrave, Lawrence L. Tanghe; 18— B. C. Root, L. N. G. 
Babcock, H. E. Millward; 19— Wm. E. C. Gaines, A. E. Kennedy; 22— 
Arthur Sutton; 23— E. Le Verne Riddle, Henry Elliot, J. G. Holden; 24— 
W. W. Brown; 26— Percy Godin ; D. J. Seegmiller; 31— D. 0. Thurston, 
W. J. Walmsley, N. A. Tice, A. A. Benvie, W. A. Jinks; 34— J. McG. 
Hillmer; 36— G. Wm. Kennedy, J. H. Conway; 37— S. J. Pike, F. B. 
Keeler; 40— S. L. Rutherford, L. E. Easey, J. W. Elley, J. C. Kirkham, 
W. K. Golley; 41— J. E. Powell, W. J. Stoakley; 44— B. Van Dusen; 46— 
A. J. Clatworthy; 47— E. E. Mader, A. T. Hvatt; 48— J. M. Harrison, 
Ernest Jeffery, S. E. Goodfellow, H. A. Gadd; 53— C. M. Muir; 55— H. C. 
Gadsby, E. Chase, L. L. Keith; 56— T. A. Borland; 57— R. W. Stretton, 
R. D. Scott; 59—0. L. Tennant, D. R. Reynolds; 62— F. Liddell, W. R. 
Baldwin; 64— J. A. Calder; 65— T. W. King, V. Wm. Purdy, E. C. Fielder, 
A. E. Shaw, A. Olley, J. A. Fry, W. K. P. Ball; 67— F A. Reilly, Stanley 
Morgan; 68— J. K. Smiley; 76— E. Hollingshead, P. M. Allan, A. Mac- 
Donald, Kenneth Stark; 79— H. W. Judd; 80— A. E. McGraw, Silas Mc- 
Phail, Norman P. Redding, Earl N. Cahoun, Alfred G. Campbell, L. A. 
Johnston, D. Roy Kett, W. J. Head, W. L. Flewelling, Geo. Bryden; 83— 
Stanley Potter; 91 — James Robertson; 94 — D. Blackwood, Murray N. Fee, 
S. W. J. Brown; 95— J. McN. Austin, C. R. Holden; 102— H. C. Palmer, 
R. W. Cunningham, J. H. Bergen; 103— R. M. Gregor; 110— Rev. A. L. 
Sisco; 112 — Ford A. Wiggins; 113— J. A. McKeown, Fred Riviere; 117— 
P. L. Sheridan. J. D. Burch, K. H. Dunn, E. C. Thompson, J. C. Arm- 
brust; 119— C. L. Brough, G. E. Meuser; 131— G. L. Bell; 134— William 
Priddy, R. J. Corner, Arthur Gordon; 138 — F. W. Armstrong, T. Shevilen; 
143— A. S. McLennan; 144— LeV. McDonald; 145— G. R. Fletcher, C. L. 
Richardson, W. G. Lewis, C. R. Jolley, K. H. Peacock; 150— A. E. Ashton, 
F. H. Galpin; 151— G. D. Schultz, K. W. Heans; 152— A. Maclvor, L. W. 
Youngberg, F. Williams; 153— W. Bennedict, C. G. Brown; 163— A. T. 
Miller; 164— B. D. Grey; 168— D. B. Wright, A. R. Atkinson; 175—1. A. 
Heuchan, A. J. Shipman; 184— B. H. Walton; 195 — G. A. MacKenzie; 
198— H. F. Palmer; 205— John MacGregor, W. T. Ellis; 212— J. J. Sillen, 
W. R. Davis, F. H. Bookman, H. Freeman, Herbert Chaiet; 215— A. 
Hurst, B. C. Petch, George W. Blake; 217— H. LeRd. Wallace; 219— W. 
H. Hiett; 220— R. L. lies, R. Dunbar, Eric Millington; 222—0. F. Howe, 
K. Garland, J. B. Milne; 223— W. J. Farrer, W. E. Willson, Glen Hutch- 
inson, R. L. Herbert; 225— W. M. Pendleton, Jr., D. A. Hutchison, G. H. 
Sherwood, James Elliott, Gordon Russell, Dempster, G. G. Hainer; 226 — 
A. R. Woolams, H. M. Carter, D. E. Meeks; 227— Harry Eaton, J. G. 
Cochrane; 230— Paul Couse, 231— J. W. McKenzie, Wm. E. Rutter, Robert 
Robinson, Victor Wilson, D. G. Haddow, A. Samson, A. Mitchell; 232 — 
James Kerr; 233— A. Robinson; 234— A. W. Lane, J. N. Herkes, R. A. 
Borland; 235— J. K. Davis; 236— D. G. Mounteer; 238— James Young, 
T. S. Miller; 246— K. A. Newton, T. J. Jeffrey, Clark B. Allen, E. V. 


Farr; 247— F. G. Irwin; 249— G. E. Stephens; 250— B. M. Hallman; 251— 
G. W. Hjalmarson; 253— William Beckett; 254— A. Gall; 255— L. S. 
Albright; 257— J. G. Gutcher, A. B. Newton, Walter Siminick, J. C. 
Byrne; 259— T. R. Heale, W. P. Burnell. 

R. Ex. Comp. Allan Pye, 1689 Riverside Drive W., Windsor, Ontario 

47. Wellington Chatham 119. King Cyrus Leamington 

71. Prince of Wales Amherstburg 153. Sombra Wallaceburg 

73. Erie Ridgetown 164. Lome West Lome 

80. Ark Windsor 239. Blenheim Bleinheim 

88. MacNabb Dresden 250. Thomas Peters Windsor 

R. Ex. Comp. John Nickle Duffy, 1245 Wilton Avenue, London, Ontario 
3. St. John's London 81. Aylmer Aylmer 

5. St. George's London 150. London London 

15. Wawanosh Sarnia 214. Vimy Inwood 

53. Bruce Petrolia 238. The St. Andrew London 

54. Palestine St. Thomas 242. St. Paul's Lambeth 

74. Beaver Strathroy 247 Nilestown Nilestown 

78. Minnewawa Parkhill 252. Hiawatha Sarnia 

Welland, Ontario 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert Lee Hazen, Port Dover, Ontario 

18. Oxford Woodstock 115. Brant Paris 

20. Mount Horeb Brantford 253. Regal Port Dover 

23. Ezra Simcoe 255. Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 

41. Harris Ingersoll 

R. Ex. Comp. Edgar Bernard Robinson, Homings Mills, Ontario 

32. Waterloo Gait 218. Prince Edward Shelbume 

40. Guelph Guelph 221. Durham Durham 

67. Enterprise Palmerston 234. Halton Georgetown 

83. Ionic Orangeville 245. Preston Preston 

117. Kitchener Kitchener 

R. Ex. Comp. James Brownlie, 79 Cameron Avenue South, Hamilton, Ont. 
2. The Hiram Hamilton 175. The Hamilton Hamilton 

6. St. John's Hamilton 224. Kevstone Hamilton 

75. St. Clair Milton 236. Caledonia Caledonia 

104. White Oak Oakville 243. McKay Stoney Creek 

155. Ancaster Ancaster 262. King David Burlington 

R. Ex. Comp. Raymond Robinson, Mitchell, Ontario 

24. Tecumseh Stratford 84. Lebanon Wingham 

30. Huron Goderich 129. Elliot Mitchell 

46. St. James St. Marys 130. Chantry Southampton 

63. Havelock Kincardine 146. Bernard Listowel 

66. The Malloch Seaforth 147. Lucknow Lucknow 

R. Ex. Comp. Raymond Horace Dilamarter, 127 Thorold Road West, 

19. Mount Moriah St. Catharines 69. Grimsby Grimsby 

29. McCallum Dunnville 76. Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55. Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184. Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 

57. King Hiram Port Colborne 240. Smithville Smithville 

64. Willson Welland 


R. Ex. Comp. Osier Briggs Dickinson, 28 Inneswood Drive, 
Scarborough, Ontario 

4. St. Andrew & St. John Toronto ^ 205. Victoria Thornhill 

8. King Solomon Toronto 217. St. Alban's Toronto 

62, York Toronto 225. Beaver Toronto 

65. St. Paul's Toronto 235. Aurora Aurora 

79. Orient Toronto 241. University Toronto 

135. Succoth Uxbridge 258. Tyrian Stouffville 

145. The St. Patrick Toronto 263. The Scarborough Scarborough 

163. The Beaches Toronto 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Jack Watts Arnold, 596 Exbury Crescent, Port Credit, Ont. 

77. Occident Toronto 220. Lebanon Lambton Mills 

91. Toronto-Antiquity .... Toronto 230. Port Credit Port Credit 

138. Shekinah Toronto 231. The St. Clair Toronto 

195. Peel Brampton 232. King Cyrus Toronto 

212. Mount Sinai Toronto 233. Oakwood Toronto 

215. Mimico Mimico 246. Humber Weston 

219. Ulster Toronto 260. Centennial Streetsville 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest Lome Jackson, Box 103, Bala, Ontario 

27. Manitou Collingwood 167. Kichikewana Midland 

34. Signet Barrie 198. Couchiching Oriilia 

56. Georgian Owen Sound 261. Sequin Parry Sound 

131. Amabel Wiarton 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd George Parliament, Box 3*12, Cannington, Ontario 

28. Pentalpha Oshawa 94. Midland Lindsay 

35. Keystone Whitby 110. Warkworth Warkworth 

36. Corinthian Peterborough 134. King Darius Cannington 

37. Victoria Port Hope 168. Ionic Campbellford 

45. Excelsior Colborne 249. Palestine Bowmanville 

48. St. John's Cobourg 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank Sirett Hamilton, Box No. 6, Brighton, Ontario 

7. The Moira Belleville 72. Keystone Stirling 

26. St. Mark's Trenton 144. Presqu'ile Brighton 

31. Prince Edward Picton 161. Madoc Madoc 

44. Mount Sinai Napanee 227. Quinte Friendship Belleville 

R. Ex. Comp. Alexander Lewis Wheeler, Box 149, Gananoque, Ontario 

1. Ancient Frontenac and 68. Maitland Kemptville 

Oataraqui Kingston 1 12. St. John's Morrisburg 

22. Grenville Prescott 113. Covenant Cornwall 

59. Sussex-St. Lawrence 132. Leeds Gananoque 


R. Ex. Comp. Mervin Pryce Morris, Carletcn Place, Box 804, Ontario 

16. Carleton Ottawa 148. St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61. Granite Almonte 151. Laurentian Pembroke 

114. Bonnechere Renfrew 210. Kitchener Russell 

116. Maple Carleton Place 222. Ottawa Ottawa 

133. St. Francis Smiths Falls 226. Prince of Wales Perth 

143. Glengarry Maxville 248. Dochert Arnprior 



R. Ex. Comp. William S. Shaver, 707 Ruskin Crescent, Fort William, Ont. 

82. Shuniah Port Arthur 152. Alberton Fort Frances 

90. Golden Kenora 254. Golden Star Dryden 

140. Fort William Fort William 259. Quetico Atikokan 

149. Atwood Rainy River 


R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Stanley Haley, 868 Queen St., North Bay, Ont. 

95. Tuscan Sudbury 103. St. John's North Bay 

102. Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 257. Espanola Espanola 


R. Ex. Comp. Harry Charles Coull, Box 361, Haileybury, Ont. 

169. Temiskaming New Liskeard 223. Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

213. Northern Lights Timmins 251. Kirkland Kirkland Lake 


1 R. G. Willis, 329 Palace Rd., Kingston. 

2 George Forgan, 164 Park Row S., Hamilton. 

3 Andrew Kean, 50 Thornton Ave., London. 

4 Keith Bellamy, 57 Williamson Rd., Toronto 13. 

5 William Alexander Weames, 76 Anderson Ave., London. 

6 John E. G. Muir, 237 Tragina Ave. N., Hamilton. 

7 Yorke Bushell, 92 St. Charles St., Belleville. 

8 Sidney Burscough, 54 Laughton Ave., Toronto 9. 

15 A. Bruce Steele, 715 Cathcart, Sarnia. 

16 Charles Compton, 1411 Morriset St., Ottawa. 

18 C. C. Neal, 284 Buller St., Woodstock. 

19 Harry W. Ballantyne, 22 Briarsdale Drive, St. Catharines. 

20 Arthur William Cox, R.R. 4, Brantford. 
22 N. G. McQueen, Prescott. 

23 1 D. F. Witham, Simcoe. 

24 Joseph Campbell Smith, 50 Bay St., Stratford. 

26 Paul Tripp, 5 Deven Gardens, Trenton. 

27 James A. Kilsby, 127 Minnesota St., Collingwood. 

28 F. Leslie Smale, 280 King St., Bowmanville. 

29 Donald Phillips, R.R. 8, Dunnville. 

30 Milborn Cox, Goderich. 

31 Douglas Palmer, R.R. 2, Consecon. 

32 G. C. Walker, Box 13, R.R. 2, Hamilton, Route D. 

34 M. L. Pearson, 103 Rodney St., Barrie. 

35 W. Percy Price, 420 Euclid St., Whitby. 

36 David Miller, 312 Boswell Ave., Peterborough. 

37 Leonard Bray, R.R. 2, Port Hope. 

40 W. H. Quant, 55 Yarmouth St., Guelph. 

41 Jas. Edgill, Ingersoll. 

44 J. H. Ramsay, Napanee. 

45 D. D. M. Peebles, Lakeport. 

46 H. I. Sparling, R.R. 4, St. Marys. 

47 Arthur Cockell, Box 135, Chatham. 

48 Ernest John Wood, 1834 Borden Ave., Petewawa. 

53 Melvin Karr, R.R. 2, Petrolia. 

54 John I. Coombs, R.R. 7, St. Thomas. 

55 S. Knox, 72i9 Rye St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

56 M. W. Macintosh, 255-13th St. W., Owen Sound. 

57 C. Douglas Penwarden, 149B Clarence St., Port Colborne. 


59 Gerald Gilmer, 35 Crawford St., Brockville. 

61 James Ingram, Pakenham. 

62 J. S. Shield.. 49 Vanderhoof, Toronto 17. 

63 J. A. Reynolds, Kincardine. 

64 F. J. Christie, 153 Thorold Rd. W., Welland. 

65 A. Keith MacLean, 154 Nipigon Ave., Willowdale. 

66 Orville Oke, Seaforth. 

67 H. Kenneth Leary, Palmerston. 

68 W. B. Butler, R.R. 5, Kemptville. 

69 J. Forester, 4 Fairview Ave., Grimsby. 

71 Russell McCagherty, Essex. 

72 R. B. Murray, R.R. 1, Stirling. 

73 Glen Devereux, R.R. 2, Ridgetown. 

74 J. F. Richardson, Kerwood. 

75 Colin Smillie, Milton. 

76 John Holton, 3455 Fern Ave., Niagara Falls. 

77 John L. Dobson, 190 Pickering St., Toronto. 

78 Clark, Hodgins, R.R. 8, Parkhill. 

79 Arthur J. Burton, 10 Crestland Ave., Toronto 6. 

80 George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor. 

81 Lewis Matlack, Aylmer. 

82 A. H. Dilley, 228 Marlboro Rd., Port Arthur. 

83 W. E. Watson, R.R. 6, Orangeville. 

84 William A. Tiffin, Wingham. 
88 Roy Jackson, R.R. 7, Dresden. 

90 W. Brown, 421 Third St. S., Kenora. 

91 William Hillis, 98 Dowling Ave., Toronto 3\ 

94 L. T. Dunning, 65 Albert St. N., Lindsay. 

95 Frank J. Shedler, 303 Regent St. S., Sudbury. 

02 John E. Sanderson, 50 Idaho Drive, Sault Ste. Marie. 
.03 J. R. Graham, 19 Cartwright Ave., North Bay. 
104 M. L. Jeffrey, 456 Tower Dr., Oakville. 
110 James Bird, Codrington. 

112 G. W. Yorrell, Morrisburg. 

113 F. W. Seaver, R.R. 2, Cornwall. 

114 W. M. Gemmil, 322 Dominion St., Renfrew. 

115 Oliver Fleming, Drumbo. 

116 J. C. Saunders, Princess St., Carleton Place. 

117 Carl Jantzi, 342 King St. N., Waterloo. 
119 John W. Stevenson Jr., R.R. 5, Leamington. 

129 Fergus Lannin, R.R. 2, Dublin. 

130 Clarence McGill, Paisley. 

131 Keith Hookinson, Lions Head. 

132 Lyle W. Moxlev, Lansdowne. 

133 J. E. Stitt, 32 Glen, Smiths Falls. 

134 Harvey Goard, Beaverton. 

135 Stuart M. Sweetman, Port Perry. 

138 Roy Pannabecker, 47 Armstrong Ave., Toronto. 

140 H. J. Sutherland, 320 South Marks St., Fort William. 

143 Roderick F. McRae, Maxville. 

144 Arnold Peister, R.R. 1, Brighton. 

145 R. S. Woodward, 387 Glengarry Ave., Toronto. 

146 Douglas Kidd, Listowel. 

147 Redvers Johnston, Ripley. 

148 W. T. R. Hay, Hawkesbury. 

149 W. G. Locking, Rainy River. 

150 Arthur W. Burgess, 561 Clarke Sideroad, London. 

151 Rennie Wright, Pembroke. 

152 E. A. Langstaff, 913 Portage Ave., Fort Frances. 

153 Laird Richardson, 623' Elgin St., Wallaceburg. 


155 Idris Morris, R.R. 4, Glanford Station. 
161 V. A. McMurray, Gilmour. 
103 A. T. Williams, 1 Leonard Circle, Toronto 8. 
164 Clarence L. Shaw, Westlorne. 

167 George N. McKinley, 339 Frederick St., Midland. 

168 Craig Witthum, Campbellford. 

169 S. D. Leonard, Englehart. 

175 W. H. C. Holcombe, 660 Mohawk Rd., Ancaster. 

184 D. Wetherelt, 21 Emerick Ave., Fort Erie. 

195 Norman Muir, R.R. 1, Inglewood. 

198 A. J. McKenzie, Orillia. 

205 Allen Poole, Concord. 

210 D. C. Casselman, Winchester. 

212 Ned Austin, 51 Overbrooke Place, Downsview. 

213 R. F. Dewar, Pamour. 

214 Grant McPhail, Alvinston R. 2. 

215 C. Eby, 248 Gamma St., Toronto 14. 

217 Albert H. Baldwin, 469 Main St., Toronto 13. 

218 Lloyd Mourahan, Grand Valley. 

219 Syvester J. Taylor, 143 Rosethorn Ave., Toronto 9. 

220 George H. Rothwell, 3 Mildred Ave., Toronto 9. 

221 James E. Armstrong, Durham. 

222 W. Suart Dowd, 1359 Dowler Ave., Ottawa. 

223 Horace A. Jones, Ansonville. 

224 J. Harry Davies, 160 Bond St. N., Hamilton. 

225 Joseph Brown, 1209 Broadview Ave., Toronto 6. 

226 Stuart H. Bell, Perth. 

227 L. A. Courtemanche, 309 Dufferin Ave., Belleville. 

230 W. F. Patterson, 233 Oak Hill Rd., Port Credit. 

231 William J. Bain, 972 Eglinton Ave. E., Apt. 203, Toronto 17. 

232 William Anderson, 87 Maxome Ave., Willowdale. 

233 D. Wilson, 23 Baskerville Cres., Etobicoke. 

234 B. Moodv, Glen Williams. 

235 Wilbert Jennings, R.R. 3, King. 

236 John C. Lang, R.R. 3, Caledonia. 

238 Harmon R. Nickle, 361 Foyston Rd., Byron, London. 

239 Vester Russell, R.R. 1, Morpeth. 

240 William J. Haining, R.R. 1, Caistor Centre. 

241 F. B. Cook, 60 Humber Trail, Toronto 9. 

242 Donald W. MacArthur, Apt. 4, 205 John St., London. 

243 Albert Crook, R.R. 5, Hamilton. 

245 Gordon W. Armsti'ong, 145 Brower St., Preston. 

246 A. Harris, 19 Wineerrove Hill, Islington. 

247 Robert J. Sutherland, Box 84, Dorchester. 

248 Sidney Tearle, 15 1st Ave., Arnprior. 

249 V. E. Cookson, R.R. 3, Bowmanville. 

250 Caleb R. E. Carney, 228 Elm Ave., Windsor. 

251 S. E. Jeffrey, Box 45, Kearns. 

252 Ralph Harshaw, 623 Highbury Park, Sarnia. 

253 Bruce E. Reid, Port Dover. 

254 Glen McDougald, Box 1180, Dryden. 

255 D. J. Hillier, 14 Lindsav St., Tillsonburg. 

257 K. R. Shore, P.O. Box 107, Espanola. 

258 John C. Mehaffey, Box 64, Ringwood. 

259 J. A. Campbell, Dunsmore. 

260 William A. Hamilton, 156 Church St., Streetsville. 

261 Garnet E. Tait, Parry Sound. 

262 Frederick Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton. 

263 H. P. Hopkinson, 38 Calumet Cres., Agincourt. 



1 Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui — R. H. Seymour, 3-3rd Ave., 

2 The Hiram— E. M. Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Hamilton. 
3' St. John's — Chas. G. Smuck, 2<0 Thornton Ave., London. 

4 The St. Andrew and St. John— Clayton J. Shibley, 26 Madras Cres., 

5 St. George's — J. A. Kennedy, 1601 Stoney Brook Cres. N., London. 

6 St. John's— Fred Scott, 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton. 

7 The Moira— S. H. Lennox, 265 Bleeker Ave., Belleville. 

8 King Solomon's— Gordon McConnell, 30 Rolph Rd., Toronto 17. 

15 Wawanosh — Harold R. Marriott, 216 Kathleen Ave., Sarnia. 

16 Carleton — Stuart Gilmour, 86 Pretoria Ave., Ottawa. 

18 Oxford — Dennis Ward, 41 Kensington St., Woodstock. 

19 Mount Moriah — Arthur Omer, 5'2 Linden St., St. Catharines. 

20 Mount Horeb— R. W. E. McFadden, 4 Hart St., Brantford. 

22 Grenville — G. R. Drummond, Spencerville. 

23 Ezra— K. E. Shier, 225 Grove St., Simcoe. 

24 Tecumseh— George S. Atkins, 2:57 Ontario St., Stratford. 

26 St. Mark's — G. Thompson, 6 Bowen Ave., Trenton. 

27 Manitou — B. M. Conron, 537 Hurontario St., Collingwood. 

28 Pentalpha— W. R. Jones, 367 Garden Court, Oshawa. 

29 McCallum— Frank R. Martin, 421 Pine St., Dunnville. 

30 Huron — William H. Roope, Box 94, Goderich. 

31 Prince Edward— Fred R. Greatrix Jr., Box 882, Picton. 

32 Waterloo — Gordon J. Johnson, 5'5 Lansdown Rd. S., Gait. 

34 Signet— A. G. Bowie, R.R. 5, Barrie. 

35 Keystone— L. F. Campbell, 502 Henry St., Whitby. 

36 Corinthian — F. M. Warren, 720 Walkerfield Ave., Peterborough. 

37 Victoria— C. P. McElroy, 80' Strachan St., Port Hope. 

40 Guelph — Jas. A. Robertson, 3 Eramosa Rd., Guelph. 

41 Harris — Lyle L. Mansfield, Box 81(5, Ingersoll. 

44 Mount Sinai — A. C. Baldwin, R.R. 3, Napanee. 

45 Excelsior — R. E. F. Pacey, Colborne. 

46 St. James — George W. Muma, St. Marys. 

47 Wellington — H. D. Paulucci, 47 Wilson Ave., Chatham. 

48 St. John's— Eric W. Niles, 140 Brook Road, Cobourg. 

53 Bruce — Robert M. Story, Petrolia. 

54 Palestine— K. S. Woodward, 45 Redan St., St. Thomas. 

55 Niagara — E. W. Aldridge, 6 Youngblut Ave., St. Catharines. 

56 Georgian— Dr. C. J. Baxendale, 142-3rd St. A.W., Owen Sound. 

57 King Hiram— L. L. Doan, 803 Elm St., Port Colborne. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — James G. Ruston, 164 James St. E., Brockville. 

61 Granite — Cyril Osborne, Box 657 Almonte. 

62 York— Harold A. Armstrong, 1102 Avenue Rd., Toronto 12. 

63 Havelock — H. J. Norman, Kincardine. 

64 Willson— J. C. L. McKeand, Box 78, Port Robinson. 

65 St. Paul's— Dr. W. P. Guer, 347 Glengarry Ave., Toronto 12. 

66 The Malloch— Austin Matheson, Box 478, Seaforth. 

67 Enterprise — Lawrence E. Morphy, Palmerston. 

68 Maitland— Cecil D. Beckett, Kemptville. 

69 Grimsby— W. Fairbrother, Box 674, R.R. 2, Beamsville. 

71 Prince of Wales— R. Chales Brushett, Box 68, Essex. 

72 Keystone— Walter Warren, R.R. 1, Stirling. 

73 Erie — Thomas E. Armstrong, Box 3*26, Ridgetown. 

74 Beaver— A. W. Holt, Box 243, Strathroy. 

75 St. Clair— Edwin Harrop, R.R. 5, Milton. 

76 Mount Nebo — R. G. Johnston, 2671 Russell Ave., Niagara Falls. 

77 Occident — Clifford Aikins, 111 Elmer Ave., Toronto 6. 


78 Minnewawa— Charles J. Fox, R.R. 6, Parkhill. 

79' Orient— Albert 0. Cook, 307 Gowan Ave., Toronto 6. 

80 Ark— Clarence W. Flett, 442 Askin Blvd., Windsor. 

81 Aylmer — Ray E. Moore, Box 1011, Aylmer. 

82 Shuniah— S. H. Green, 669 Red River Rd., Port Arthur. 

83 Ionic— W. J. McCall, l-3rd Ave., Box 446, Orangeville. 

84 Lebanon — A. J. H. MacDonald, Box 467 Wingham. 
88 MacNabb— Hugh M. Dunlop— R.R. 6, Dresden. 

90 Golden — J. F. Bellamy, Box 538 Keewatin. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — Alfred Geary, 74 Shanly St., Toronto 4. 

94 Midland— L. A. Gilkinson, 2 Wellington St., Lindsay. 

95 Tuscan— P. A. Coates, 107 Pine St., Sudbury. 

102 Algonquin— Donald R. Mortson, R.R. 1, Sault Ste. Marie. 

103 St. John's— W. L. Brown, 1040 Front St., North Bay. 

104 White Oak— E. A. Wood, 5059 Walkers Line, R.R. 2, Milton. 
110 Warkworth — William J. Newman, Norham. 

112 St. John's — Earl J. MacDougal, Box 215, Morrisburg. 

113 Covenant — George E. McCutcheon, 515 Guy St., Cornwall. 

114 Bonnechere — H. Young, 137 Raglan St. N., Renfrew. 

115 Brant — H. J. Broughton, Box 402, Paris. 

116 Maple— Walter W. Whyte, Box 646 Carleton Place. 

117 Kitchener — William E. James, 276 Margaret Ave., Kitchener. 

119 King Cyrus — Gordon Bloomfield, 10 Howard Ave., Leamington. 

129 Elliott— E. J. Hingst, Box 42, Mitchell. 

130 Chantry— W. H. Gorrell, Box 100, Port Elgin. 

131 Amabel— Orville Greig, Box 356, Wiarton. 

132 Leeds— R. G. Kelly. Box 1324 Gananoque. 

133 St. Francis— C. A. Bailey, 29 Glen Ave., Smiths Falls. 

134 King Barius — D. A. Parliament, Box 312, Cannington. 

135 Succoth— Harry V. Watson, Box 3-97 Uxbridge. 

138 Shekinah— R. R. Parsons, 568 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto 19. 
140 Fort William— H. C. Nisbet, 2110 Arthur St., Fort William. 

143 Glengarry — Colin B. McDermid, Box 232, Maxville. 

144 Presqu'ile — Charles A. Wilson, Box 40, Brighton. 

145 The St. Patrick— John Rainey. 49 Finch Ave. W., Willowdale. 

146 Bernard— W. H. Sargent, Box 373, Listowel. 

147 Liicknow — Allister Hughes, R.R. 3, Holyrood. 

148 St. John's — M. J. McLeod, 8 Smerdon St., Hawkesbury. 

149 Atwood — W. B. Warnuk, Rainy River. 

150 London — Maxwell A. Doupe, 30 Garfield Ave., London. 

151 Laurentian — Lorn A. Schultz, 291 Doran St., Pembroke. 

152 Alberton— Donald C. Baldwin, 725 Scott St., Box 516, Fort Frances. 

153 Sombra — John Burnett, 444 Duncan St., Wallaceburg. 

155 Ancaster — E. L. Walker, Ryckmans Corners P.O., Hamilton. 
161 Madoc— D. Kernohan, Box 519, Madoc. 

163 The Beaches— T. J. Middleton, 9 Hollywood Cres., Toronto 8. 

164 Lome — Lloyd Butler, West Lome. 

167 Kichikewana — H. A. Humphries, 211 King St., Midland. 

168 Ionic— William H. Brady, 32A Front St. N., Campbellford. 

169 Temiskaming — S. R. Crooks, Box 100, North Cobalt. 
175 The Hamilton — Howard Ralph, Meadow Lane, Dundas. 
184 Hugh Murray— William Rostrom, 38 Phipps St., Fort Erie. 
195 Peel — M. G. Williamson, Snelgrove. 

198 Couchiching— H. K. Maynard, 109 Front St. S., Orillia. 
205 Victoria— G. J. Hall, 18 Kingsdale Ave., Willowdale. 
210 Kitchener — Wendell Stanley, Russell. 

212 Mount Sinai— Abraham Fox, 21 Tichester Rd., Toronto 10. 

213 Northern Lights — A. E. Humphries, 289 Belleview St., Timmins. 

214 Vimy — J. Sam Maddock, R.R. 1, Alvinston. 

215 Mimico— Albert E. Hunt— 90-5th St.. New Toronto 14. 


218 Prince Edward — Hilton Emrick, Hornings Mills. 

219 Ulster — George Ben, 21 Palace Arch Dr., Islington. 

220 Lebanon — William M. Creech, 4245 Dundas St. W., Toronto 18. 

221 Durham — H. C. McKechnie, Box 10, Durham. 

222 Ottawa— George A. Kent, 819 Helmet Rd., Ottawa. 

223 Abitibi— W. D. Irving Went, Box 125, Iroquois Falls. 
217 St. Alban's— C. R. Kincaid, 34B Conway Ave., Toronto 10. 

224 Keystone— Walter L. Pratt, 1709 King St. E., Hamilton. 

225 Beaver — John Broadfoot, 15 Hazelwood Ave., Toronto 6. 

226 Prince of Wales— L. V. Wood, Box 197, Perth. 

227 Quinte Friendship— Mnt Barlow, 285 George St., Belleville. 

230 Port Credit— Ken Denison, 38 Maple Ave. S., Port Credit. 

231 The St. Clair— Albert W. Johnson, 9 Crown Hill Place, Toronto 14. 

232 King Cyrus — William D Harrison, 270 Oak Park Ave., Toronto 13. 

233 Oakwood — James Wood, 139 Farnham Ave., Toronto 7. 

234 Halton— Jack Addy, 11 Arietta St., Georgetown. 

235 Aurora — E. J. Eveleigh, 43 Connaught Ave., Aurora. 

236 Caledonia— Edgar C. Reid, 29 Argyle St., Caledonia. 

238 The St. Andrew— A. V. Sedgewick, 194A Duchess Ave., London. 

239 Blenheim— Ernest B. Fryer, Little St., Blenheim. 

240 Smithville — S. Magder, Smithville. 

241 University— Ernest Pickles— 101 Gledhill Ave., Toronto 13. 

242 St. Paul's — Jas. B. Lawrence, 6 Sutton PI., Oakridge Park, London. 

243 McKay— John H. Lee, 10 Second St. S., Stoney Creek. 

245 Preston— A. Jefkins, 843 Vine St., Preston. 

246 Humber — J. M. Bremner, 1244 Jane St., Toronto 15. 

247 Nilestown — Garfield M. Kirkpatrick, 381 Vancouver St., London. 

248 Dochert — George R. Clarke, Box 724, Arnprior. 

249 Palestine — H. G. Freeman, Box 719, Bowmanville. 

250 Thomas Peters — Walter Hockney, 3530 Dominion Blvd., Windsor. 

251 Kirkland— Dr. G. W. Burgman, 86 First St., Kirkland Lake. 

252 Hiawatha— Harry Russell, 282 Conrad St., Sarnia. 

253 Regal— E. S. Ford, Box 370, Port Dover. 

254 Golden Star— John H. Gibson, Box 174, Dryden. 

255 Tillsonburg— Charles H. Swatridge, R.R. 2, Courtland. 

257 Espanola — Norman C. Somerville, 29 Mead Bid., Espanola. 

258 Tyrian — Harvey Coathup, Box 100, Unionville. 

259 Quetico — E. I. Swanbergson, Box 608 Atikokan. 

260 Centennial — Victor W. Newman, 154 Thomas St., Streetsville. 

261 Sequin— A. A. Gilchrist, Box 1072 Parry Sound. 

262 King David— John E. Richardson, 433 Main St. W., Hamilton. 

263 The Scarborough— W. Ringham, 530 Kingston Rd., Toronto 8. 



Grand First Principals - of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
Province of Ontario from 1957 to 1962 

*W. M. Wilson 1857 

*Thompson Wilson 1858 

*T. D. Harington 1863-4-5-6 

*John C. Franck 1861-2 

*T. D. Harrington 1863-4-5-6 


*S. B. Harmon 1872 

♦C. D. Macdonell 1873 

*Jas. Seymour 1874 

*L. H. Henderson 1875-6 

*F. J. Menet 1877-8 

♦Daniel Spry 1879-80 

♦Donald Ross 1881-2 

*H. Macpherson 1883-4 

*Thos. Sargant 1885-6 

*Rob. Hendry Jr 1887 

*R. B. Hungerford 1888-9 

*J. J. Mason 1890-1 

*J. E. Harding 1892-3 

♦J. Ross Robertson 1894-5 

*M. Walsh 1896-7-8 

*Wm. G. Reid 1899-1900 

*Wm. Gibson 1901-2 

♦A. Shaw 1903-4 

*William Roaf 1905-6 

♦John Leslie 1907-8 

*George Moore 1909-10 

♦Fred W. Harcourt 1911-2 

♦Daniel F. MacWatt 1913-4 

*Wm. S. R. Murch 1915-16 

*A. S. Gorrell, M.D 1917-18 

*Wm. N. Ponton 1919-20 

*H. S. Griffin, M.D 1921 

♦Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 

♦Walter H. Davis 1924-5 

♦Kenneth J. Dunstan 1926-7 

♦Edwin Smith ... 1928-9 

♦Walter G. Price, D.D.S. 1930-1 

*Chas. W. Haentschel, M.D. 1932-3 

♦Alexander Cowan 1934 

♦George L. Gardner 1935-6 

♦Wm. Y. Mills 1937-8 

♦Llewellyn F. Stephens . . . 1939-40 

♦John M. Empey 1941-2 

John M. Burden 1943-4 

Reginald V. Conover 1945-6 

Frederick W. Dean 1947-8 

Clarence MacL. Pitts 1949-50 

Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 1951-2 

♦John A. M. Taylor 1953-4 

John L. House 1955-6 

Maurice A. Searle 1957-8 

Bruce H. Smith 1959-60 

Charles W. Emmett 1961-62 

Honorary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 

♦Henry Robertson 
♦Kivas Tully 
♦Hugh Murray 
♦Harry H. Watson 

Elected Elected 

1888 ^E. T. Malone 1919 

1891 + A. T. Freed 1920 

1903 *Sir John M. Gibson 1922 

. . 1909 ♦Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 

Melville S. Gooderham 1957 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland— Grand Z. 1958 
R. Ex. Comp. Sir George Boag, England— Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958 
R. Ex. Comp. William A. Laird, Scotland— Hon. Past Grand Scribe E. 1958 
R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sweeting, Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. 
Soj. 1958 

Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 

♦Thomas B. Harris 1857-73 

♦R. P. Stephens 1874-75 

♦Daniel Spry 1876-77 

♦David McLellan 1878-91 

♦Thomas Sargant 1892-98 


♦George J. Bennett 1899-1915 

♦Henry T. Smith 1916-1928 

♦Edwin Smith 1929-1949 

Fred J. Johnson 1949-1959 

Maurice A. Searle 1960-1961 

Robert J. Hamilton 1962- 




Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Robert N. McElhinney 69 Fuller Avenue, Toronto 3 

Alberta R. V. E. Conover Box 207, Brampton 

Argentina Dr. Fraser Hay 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel 

Arizona Percy W. Rogers 144 Geoffrey Street, Toronto 3 

Arkansas J. Howard Coleman ... 104 Lincoln Park Ave., Sarnia 

British Columbia John A. Mackie 10 Reigate Road, Toronto 18 

California Don Calder R.R. 1, Brooklin 

Colorado Dr. Chas. B. Parker 149 South Drive. Toronto 5 

Connecticut Dr. L. Noble Armstrong 185 Brock St., Kingston 

Delaware Wm. J. Grierson 161 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto 12 

Dist. of Columbia B. H. Smith 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville 

Florida M. S. Gooderham 244 Inglewood Drive, Toronto 7 

Georgia E. T. Querney 321 Laura Ave., Sudbury 

Idaho J. Sinclair 174 Dahlia Ave., Ottawa 

Illinois J. W. Woodland 595 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto 10 

Indiana A. L. Tinker 28 Anderson Street, Toronto 7 

Iowa Carroll E. Griffin 358 Thorold Road West, Welland 

Ireland R. W. E. McFadden 4 Hart Street, Brantford 

Kansas A. P. Goering 72 Amelia Street, Hamilton 

Kentucky Rev. A. S. H. Cree ... Leamington 

Louisiana Jos. Carson 689 Colborne Street, London 

Maine M. Roy Anderson . 333 Bleeker Street, Belleville 

Manitoba Percival S. Jannison 633 Albert St. E., Sault Ste. Marie 

Maryland Frank Todd 3000 Yonge St.. Toronto 

Massachusetts A. J. Stringer 101 MacLean Ave., Toronto 8 

Michigan Fred W. Dean 244 Holton Ave. South, Hamilton 

Minnesota F. Carl Ackert 1 Lincoln Avenue, Gait 

Mississippi H. T. C. Humphries . 53 Clegg Street, Ottawa 

Missouri C. Percy Eagles 46 Quebec Street, Midland 

Montana David Harcus 1523 Walsh St., Fort William 

Nebraska A. V. Roy Box 57, Napanee 

Netherlands Chas. A. Batt .... 16 Holloway St., Belleville 

Nevada Jos. Lofthouse, D.D. 23 Melrose Avenue S., Hamilton 

New Brunswick A. Cavanagh 619 Wallace St., London 

New Hampshire N. M. Sprague Trenton 

New Jersey G. H. Shannon 30 Spetz Street, Kitchener 

New Mexico J. A. Kennedy 1601 Stonevbrook Cr. N., London 

New South Wales Fred J. Johnson 400 Lake Promenade, Long Branch. 

Toronto 14 
New York . . . John M. Burden .... 126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto 12 

New Zealand Dr. J. Austin Evans 309 Avenue Road, Toronto 7 

North Carolina Benjamin S. Scott ... 9 Prospect Avenue, London 

North Dakota ... J. L. Hewson 113 Gorevale Avenue, Toronto 3 

Nova Scotia C. M. Pitts ... P.O. Box 374, Ottawa 

Oh jo A. G. N. Bradshaw 655 Waterloo Street, London 

Oklahoma Andrew F. Tannahill 5 Oaklawn Gdns., Apt. B, Toronto 7 

Oregon Wm. E. Treganza ... 920 Mercer Avenue, Windsor 

Pennsylvania John L. House 14 Person Avenue, Toronto 13 

Philippines Chas. W. Emmett 1310 Tecumseh Park Drive, Port 


Quebec Maurice A. Searle Apt. 206, 111 Oriole Parkway, 

_ , Toronto 7 

Queensland Neil A. MacEachern Waterloo 

Rhode Island ... E. H. Brennan . . Leamington 

Saskatchewan J. E. Girven ... 581 Weller Street. Peterborough 

Scotland Alex. M. Hanah ... 107 Albertus St., Toronto 12 

South Carolina .. Herb F. Thomson 69 Clarence Street, Kingston 

South Dakota .... J. C. Day . .... R.R. l, Brimlev Rd. N., Agincourt 

Switzerland L. B. Morrison ... 252 Briar Hill Rd.. Toronto 

Tennessee Chas. Fotheringham 70 Brock St. E., Tillsonburg 

Tf x a s Allan C. Mason 65 Hohner Avenue. Kitchener 

Utah Lloyd B. Gillespie 410 Eden Avenue, Ottawa 

Vermont Chas. w. Sheppard 1896 Delaware St.. Niagara Falls 

yi ct ? ri .a Alex Wishart 327 Simcoe St., Woodstock 

Virginia Fred G. Smith 146 Broadway Avenue, Ottawa 

Washington Reginald J. Lewis . . 421 St. Clarens Avenue, Toronto 

Western Australia C. Everett Wood . 115 Catherine Street, Belleville 

West Virginia h. A. Fred Schytte .. 109 Yonge Blvd., Toronto 12 

Wisconsin Dr. S. Perlman 353 Bathurst Street, Toronto 2B 

Wyoming George Shute 426 Cartier Avenue, Sudbury 




Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama ... Walter F. Estes 531-19th N., Birmingham 

Alberta J D O'Dell Edmonton 

Arizona ".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Harold J. Fulton 627 W. Central St., Coolidge 

Argentina R. W. Haxell 3355 Sucre, Buenos Aires 

Arkansas L. W. Williams Box 105, Osceola 

British Columbia A. R. Byrnell 1375 Kamloops St., Van couver 

California Angus L. Cavanagh 2032 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 

Colorado E. L. Bartholick 414 Equitable Bldg., Denver 

Connecticut C. J. Fairhurst Norwalk . 

Delaware Elmer S. Howell 2106 Jefferson St., Wilmington 2 

Dist. of Columbia Lucien G. Yung Apt. 201 - ^ V^^m^Sd! 

Florida H.J. Wendland 1019-14th St West,' Bradenton ' 

Georgia T B Elfe 1301 Vineville, Macon 

Holland D P.' Harmsen Hofbrouckerlaan 10, Oegstgeest, E.C. 

Idaho ..::::.::::.. Chas. Hartung 430 No. 6th St., Payette 

Illinois Garland F. Thomas .... 6102 Dorchester Avenue, Chicago 37 

Indiana William H. Baugh 6011-16th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 

Iowa L. Paul Morris Bedford 

Ireland Donald McGaughey .... 40 Upper Arthur St., Belfast 

Kansas Roy H. Clossen Coffeyville 

Kentucky . Allen Earl Bell Moreland 

Louisiana Rev. Alton A. McKnight Box 574, DeQuincy 

Maine John G. Faas Benton Station 

Manitoba . Frank W. Brownell .... 82 McAdam Avenue, Winnipeg 

Maryland . Gerald M. Pine Denton _• 

Massachusetts ... W. F. Clark 660 Belmont Street, Waterdown 

Michigan Arthur Burke 1721-16th Street, Port Huron 

Minnesota C. A. Olsen 6121 Worden Street, Duluth 

Mississippi Justin N. Jones Hattiesburg 

Missouri Chester Selby Lebanon 

Montana Marion A. Averill Box 254, Choteau 

Nebraska Hammond A. Sharp . . 4016 North 26th, Omaha 

Nevada . . Carl F. Dodge Fallon 

New Brunswick Fred E. Mallory . . R.R. 6, Woodstock 

New Hampshire Rev. William Barnes . 32 Prospect Street, Lancaster 

New Jersey . . . Adrien B. Hommell . . 57 Main Street, Sussex 

New South Wales Norman Soutar 8 George's River Road, Croydon 

(Australia) OA F a -f£:»5 ydney 

New York Clifford A. McDonald 55 South Vernon Street, Middleport, 

New York 
New Zealand .... Norman B. Spencer .. Box 315, Auckland, CI. 

New Mexico William L. Ranville . . 1515 Los Tomases Drive N.W., 


North Carolina . . Henry A. Barrow Box 117, James City 

North Dakota .... Clifford E. Miller Fargo 

Nova Scotia P. S. Cochrane Wolfville 

Ohio J. A. Gorham Box 276, Bellevue 

Oklahoma Frank E. Eldred R.F.D. No. 1, Drumright 

Oregon Rex. W. Davis ... 841 Saginaw Street, Salem 

Pennsylvania Arthur L. Miller . ... 1303 Arkansas Ave., Pittsburg 16 

Philippines ... Primo I. Guzman No. 8 E. Jacinto Street, 

Mandaluyong, Rizal 

Quebec Arthur J. Osgood 216 Lafayette Street, Montreal S. 

Queensland, „ _ . . „ ,_ 

(Australia) Dr. L. T. Jobbins . . 113 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane B.17 

Rhode Island K. S. Wilder 33 Elder Ave., East Providence 

Saskatchewan Lome Johnson 503 Sterling Trust Bldg., Regina 

Scotland The Rt. Hon. The Earl , _ 

of Galloway 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

South Carolina Wm. N. Bradford Sumter 

South Dakota Joseph Hansen Horley 

Switzerland . . Franz G. W. Schetelig 43 Titlisstrasse, Zurich 

Tennessee R. K. Roney, Sr. Newbern, Route 2 

Texas J. O. Caruthers Box 151. Rosenburg 

Utah Herman L. Bauer 2626 Highland Drive, Salt Lake 

City 6 

Vermont George E. Cummings Windsor 

Victoria, Allen Grant 6 Second Ave., East Kew. 

(Australia) , Melbourne 

Virginia Claude E. Schools . 130 W. Delvedere Rd., Norfolk 

Washington Albert Jensen ... 3917 Densmore Avenue, Seattle 

Western Australia Dr. J. L. Rossiter "Larras Lee", Karrinyup. via Mt. 


West Virginia C. C. McGhee Huntington 

Wisconsin S. J. Dunn Box 204, 1018 Racine Ave., 

Wyoming Carl S. Gilbert 1610 Custer Street, Laramie 





Box 98, Mas. Temple, Montgomery 1 
Box 5729, Mountain View 
1717-28th Avenue W., Calgary 
1385 Arenales St., Buenos Aires R41 
Box 1488, Mas. Temple, Tuscon 
Box 2216, Little Rock 
4659 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver 8 
Room 423, Mas. Temple, San 

Room 514, Temple Bldg., Toronto 
Room 300, Mas. Temple, Denver 2 
Box 838, New Britain 
Box 443, Wilmington 99 

801-13th St. N.W., Mas. Temple, 

Freemasons Hall, London W.C.2, 
Gr. Queen Street 
601 Tibidabo St., Coral Gables 43 
C/o Grand Chap, of Georgia, R.A.M. 
811 Mulberry Street, Macon 
5212 Bel Air, Boise 
Masonic Temple, Dixon 
1204 Main St., Elwood 
Bullock Bldg., Atlantic 
Freemasons Hall, Moleworth St., 

320 West 8th Street, Topeka 
Richmond Rd., R.R. 7, Lexington R7 
Box 209, Mas. Temple, Alexandria 3 
Masonic Temple, Portland 
15 Crowson Bay, Fort Garry, 

Winnipeg 9 
Masonic Temple, Baltimore 
Room 703, Mas. Temple, Boston 16. 
Masonic Temple, Battle Creek 
4645 Ewing Ave. S., Minneapolis, 10 
P.O. Box 1030, Meridian 
Box 88 Kirksville, Miss. 
218 So. Roberts St., Helena 
401 Mas. Temple, 19th and Douglas, 
206 E. Telegraph, Carson City 
P.O. Box 184, St. John 
3 Highland Avenue, Antrim 
41 Osborn St., Keyport 
Post Office Box 6719, Roswell 
Manchester Unity Building, 160 

Castlereagh Street, Sydney 
Masonic Temple. New York 10 
P.O. Box 1845, Wellington 
Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, 

Box 1269, Fargo 
Box 322, Halifax 
P.O. Box 32, Westerville 
Masonic Temple, Muskogee 
1119 S.W. Park Ave., Portland 5 
Masonic Temple, Broad and Filbert 
Streets, Philadelphia 7 
4645 Old Santa Mesa, Manila 
1559 St. Mark Street, Montreal 

Box 425 F. Brisbane 

160 Grace Street, Cranston 10 

1446 Princess St., Regina 
75 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 
901 Palmetto State Life Building, 
Columbia 2 
Box 468, Masonic Temple, Sioux 


Grand Chapter 

Alabama .... 


. . . Varna A. Rush ton Sr. 
Sol. Gerstenfeld .... 

Alberta ... 




British Columt 


... (G.S.E.) F. J. Hand 

A. Lappas 

Joseph A. E. Ivey 

C. D. Hill 

ia (G.S.E.) E. B. Baker 

Chester D. Newell 



. (G.S.E.) R. J. Hamilton 

. . . Harry W. Bundy 

Bliss W. Clark 

Alfrprt TT Coe 

Dist of Columbia T? N\ Rflhrnrk 


. . (G.S.E.) J. W. Stubbs 



. . John B. Phelps 

. . . W. Tom Bateman 


. . Rod R. Fletcher 




. . . Earl B. Forney 

Ross J. Gamblin 

. . . James O. Harte 



Chas. S. McGinness 
Chas. K. A. McGaughey 
Lee W. Harris 
Earle D. Webster 
(G.S.E.) C. J. Hutchings 


D. Ross Vansant. Jr. 

W. F. Clark 

Orlow J. Myers 

E A Wold 

Montana .... 
Nebraska .... 

Sid F. Curtis 

Bruce H. Hunt 

Wm. A. Thaanum 

Carl R. Greisen 


New Brunswic 
New Hampshir 
New Jersey 
New Mexico 
New South Wt 

New York 
New Zealand 
North Carolina 

C. A. Carlson, Jr. 
< (G.S.E.) Rov E. Crawford 
e Hiram W. Johnson 

H. R. Pine 

Elmer H. Rieman 
les F. R. Sinden 

George A. Lambert 
(G.S.E.) W. G. Webster 
Chas. C. Ricker 

North Dakota 

Nova Scotia 





Clifford E. Miller 
(Gr.Sec.) H. F. Sipprell 
Paul G. Lutz 
James A. Lathin 
Richard H. Trusant 
John C. F. Kitselman 

Rhode Island 

South Carolina 

Antonio Gonzalez 
. . (G.S.E.) H. Pickering 

C. W. Coulter 
H. A. Reed 
... (G.S.E.) 

A. E. Miscampbeil 
W. A. Laird 
Henry F. Collins 

South Dakota 

Elvin F. Strain 


H. O. Mauerhofer 


Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Tennessee T. E. Doss 100-108 Seventh Ave. N. (Box 216), 

Nashville 2 

Texas Fred F. DeVaney P.O. Box 296, Waco 

Utah Bert Atwater Masonic Temple, Salt Lake City 

Vermont Aaron H. Grout Masonic Temple, Burlington 


(Australia) (G.S.E.) H. O. Thomas 164 Flinders St., Melbourne C.l. 

Virginia Carl Frank Wood Masonic Temple, 107 W. Broad St., 

Richmond 20 

Washington . Walter H. Steffey 2323 East 127th St., Seattle 55 

Western Australia L. C. Wilson No. 6 Bank of N.S.W. Chambers, 

65 St. George's Terrace, Perth 

West Virginia . . . Nelson S. Orkney P.O. Box 367, Webster Springs 

Wisconsin Earl G. Gile 207E Michigan St., Milwaukee 2 

Wyoming F. Sims Masonic Temple, Casper 


Grand Chapter C. K. A. McGaughey . 694 New Circle Rd. N.E., 

Lexington, Ky. 

England-Wales Lt. Col. J. W. Chitty Mark Masons' Hall, 40 Upper Brook 

(M.M.M. Lodge) Street, London W.l 



ADDRESS (Report of Activities) of GRAND Z. 16 




Report of Committee 78 



Members 103 

Report of Committee 78 


Amendments to Chapter By-Laws 28 




Committee on 104 

Committee Report 79-83 


Committee on 99-104 


Committee on 104 

Report (See Back of this Book) Appendix 


Annual: Toronto 4 


Report 10-14 


DEMITS 111-112 




Committee on Award 104 

Report of Committee 78 


With Chapters 112-114 


Committee 104 


Report 92-93 


Members 100-102 


Members 104 

Report of 83-85 


Auditor's Report 65-70 


List of Names and Addresses 114-116 


Committee on 104 

Report of Committee 89-92 


Report of 97-98 


Appreciation 30-31 

Opening 6 

Closing 96 

Call Off 92 

Call On 92 

Recommendation 30 


Address 16-34 

Report of Committee on 74-76 

Visitations 20-24 


Elected 120 

Honourary 120 


Remarks 58 


List of 121-122 

Roll Call 14-15 


Election 77 


List of, with Addresses 123-124 


Report of 61-64 

Past Grand S. E's 120 


Confirmation of Appointment 104 

Reports of 35-58 


Financial Statement 59 


Committee 104 

Report of Committee 74 



Committee on 104 

Report of Committee 72-73 



Committee 104 

Report of Committee 94-96 


Confirmation 9 




By Grand Z. (Conclusion) 32-34 


Appointed 100-102 

Elected 103-104 




Past Grand First Principals 8 

Toronto Districts 9 

Presentation of Jewels 26-28 


Committee on 104 

Report 71 


(Committee Reports Listed Under Committee) 

Grand Historian 77 

Grand Scribe E 61-64 

Grand Superintendents 35-36 

Grand Treasurer 59 



Names and Addresses 117-119 





Financial Statement 60 

Committee on 103 


Committee on 104 

Report of Committee 73 




Alphabetically Arranged 
Introduction Rt. Ex. Benjamin S. Scott 


Alabama 6 

Alberta 7 

Arizona 9 

Arkansas 10 

British Columbia 11 

California 13 

Colorado 14 

Connecticut 16 

Delaware 17 

District of Columbia 18 

Mark Master Masons of England and Wales 19 

England 22 

Florida 24 

Georgia 25 

Idaho 26 

Illinois 28 

Iowa 29 

Kansas 30 

Kentucky 32 

Louisiana 34 

Maine 35 

Manitoba 36 

Massachusetts 38 

Michigan 39 

Minnesota 41 

Mississippi 43 


Missouri 44 

Montana 46 

Nebraska 47 

Netherlands 48 

New Hampshire 49 

New Jersey 50 

New Jersey 51 

New Mexico 52 

New York 54 

North Carolina 57 

North Dakota 58 

Nova Scotia 59 

Ohio 61 

Oklahoma 62 

Oregon 64 

Pennsylvania 65 

Quebec 66 

Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 68 

Saskatchewan 69 

South Carolina 71 

South Dakota 72 

Switzerland 73 

Tennessee 74 

Texas 75 

Utah 77 

Vermont 78 

Victoria 79 

Washington 80 

West Virginia 81 

Wisconsin 82 

Annual Review of the Proceedings of Other Grand Chapters 

To the Grand First Principals, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 1962: 

It is once more my pleasure to present for your information and 
approval a Review of the Proceedings of Sister Jurisdictions in Royal 
Arch Masonry throughout the world of I960 and 1961. It is a delightful 
experience to visit through the medium of the printed word with so 
many of our Companions in various parts of the world and to be able to 
pass on to you something of the accounts of their stewardship, their 
achievements, their progress and their suggestions for successfully deal- 
ing with problems that Capitulary Masonry faces in our day and genera- 

Some Companions question the VALUE of these Annual Reviews. 
In fact ONE Grand Chapter announced their discontinuence of FRATER- 
NAL CORRESPONDENCE, saying: "I doubt if, on the average, more 
than six persons, including the officers, ever read the Reviews." On the 
other hand, there are Grand Jurisdictions who place such importance on 
their value as to order secretaries of their subordinate Chapters to make 
copies available at each convocation and to see that interesting items are 
read therefrom from time to time. How effectively these requests are 
carried out we have no means of knowing — you can form your own 
opinion based upon similar experience in your own Chapter. 

There are, however, many Grand Jurisdictions who believe the Re- 
views serve several USEFUL PURPOSES and produce certain BENE- 
FICIAL results. In the first place they (the Reviews) help maintain 
FELLOWSHIP with Sister Jurisdictions to many of which it is im- 
practable to send visitors. Secondly, the exchange of ideas evidences 
our MUTUAL INTEREST in mutual problems and a willingness to share 
our experiences in hopes of finding a successful solution of those prob- 
lems. Thirdly, they should convey to all the Chapters a sense of the 
GREAT POTENTIAL POWERS of Capitular Masonry for the establish- 
PEACE, the basic need of humanity in our day. Finally, the careful 
perusal of Fraternal Reviews should contribute to the enlightenment of 
our Companions and INSPIRE them to put forth GREATER EFFORTS 
to live the great LESSONS of Masonry to the benefit of themselves and 
of all mankind. 

GENERAL TRENDS have not altered greatly, according to Reviews 
of the year 1960-61. These trends, as reported last year, are: decreasing 
gains in membership, increasing losses, growing lack of interest, listless- 
ness or laziness and poor attendance. 

Of the 53 Grand Chapters reviewed, I find my final ANALYSIS as 
to MEMBERSHIP were quite similar to that of other Reviewers: 16 
showed net gains and 34 showed net losses. The total net gains were 
1,471, the total net losses 13,229. The average gains were 92, the average 
net losses were 389. The gains range from 2 to 455 and the losses range 
from 3 to 1,124. Total membership of 50' Chapters is 675,044. (No statis- 
tics for Netherlands, England and Wales M.M.Ms, and England R.A. 

There are THREE prevalent ATTITUDES toward the present situa- 
tion in the CAPITULAR WORLD as revealed in the various Jurisdic- 

tional Proceedings. These are: the attitude of gloom or pessimism, that of 
satisfaction and optimism and that of disappointment tinged with hope, 
or a feeling that all is or will be, well. 

Allow me to illustrate these three points of view by a few quota- 

GEORGIA — "Our losses, arising out of suspensions (N.P.Ds.) and 
demits resulting from APATHY in membership, are APPALLING." 

IDAHO — "From the composite picture gained from reviewing 50 
Grand Jurisdictions I have arrived at the CONCLUSION that all is NOT 
WELL on the Capitular Front." 

MINNESOTA — "In manv of the Chapters the work proceeds, but 
there is no great ENTHUSIASM nor INTEREST. There are also a few 
Chapters where there is neither ENTHUSIASM nor INTEREST." 

Now, we offer quotations, chosen from the second group, that make 
for more pleasant reading. DELAWARE — "We, in Delaware, have 
STRONG officers. Because of their WORK, their growing ABILITY and 
their ADHERENCE to DUTY our Chapters are prospering." 

IOWA— "Herein lies the FUTURE of Masonry. The De Molays of 
today are the Masons of tomorrow." 

MISSISSIPPI— "Of 38 Proceedings reviewed I had the feeling that 
INTEREST has begun to grow and will continue to grow at an ac- 
celerated pace, and soon our membership gains will start climbing." 
. . . "Yes, we are all interested in QUANTITY of our membership, but 
we should stress even more the HIGH QUALITY of our work. If we 
stress QUALITY (in our work or members), QUANTITY will take care 
of itself." 

To present the THIRD attitude, the more numerous group, let me 
offer a few quotes. COLORADO — "However, in spite of apathy, lack of 
interest and lack of PRIDE in GOOD WORK, I stand like a ROCK in my 
conviction that R.A. Masonry has a GRAND and GLORIOUS FUTURE." 
KANSAS— "It was a GOOD year despite the LOSS of 134 members." 
CONNECTICUT (loss of 307. Below 100,OiOO members for the first time 
in many years)— "The individual members CAN STOP this DOWNWARD 
TREND with little effort. Each can get a CANDIDATE— they are all 
waiting — 80 per cent of them." GEORGIA — ". . . that loss in numbers 
of the FAITHFUL." 

I could multiply these quotations that I have just made by many 
times in each of these THREE categories, but I will not weary you by 
further repetition. Each Companion who is interested can get a com- 
plete picture by reading our Fraternal Correspondence which will be made 
available to him. 

There is one widespread MISCONCEPTION that I would like to 
correct in case you do not read this Review carefully. Many officials 
place the blame for decline in membership upon the SENIOR members, 
the over-sixty group. It is quite true that, on the whole, we need (and 
badly need in many Jurisdictions) a supply of YOUNGER members. 
However, an analysis made by Missouri in this connection seems to ques- 
tion placing the blame (for losses) on this one factor. Missouri's total 
membership is 22,283. Over 65 years of age is 23 per cent (5,793) ; of these 
92 per cent paid dues; dues remitted were 6 per cent, granted further 

time to pay 1 per cent; SUSPENDED 1 per cent; granted DEMITS 
1 per cent. 

There are many other matters to which I would like to direct your 
attention. However, having regard to the expenditures of Grand Chapter 
and your patience in listening to this lengthy report, I shall request your 
indulgence to a few closing words. 

I should like to leave a few final words that might be helpful to 
R.A. Masonry as this will be my final opportunity to serve you in this 
capacity. Because of physical reasons (mostly eyes), I am asking the 
Grand First Principal to release me from further service as your Foreign 
Correspondent. In this connection I should like to thank M.E. Comp. 
Maurice A. Searle, M.E. Comp. Bruce H. Smith and M.E. Comp. Charles 
Emmett for the pleasure it has given me to serve you as Grand Reviewer 
for the past four years. And I should also be remiss if I did not express 
my gratitude to R.E. Comp. Fred Johnson for his co-operation at all 
times. I would also wish to thank the Grand Reviewers of MANY Grand 
Jurisdictions for the many kind and encouraging remarks they have made 
regarding my comments and reports in recent years. 

Now for my FINAL MESSAGE I should like to say: Let there be 
LIGHT; (as quoting from Quebec) "that hierographic Light which none 
but Masons ever saw." As stated by the Grand High Priest of Utah in 
his address this year, "From the youngest apprentice in the northeast 
corner to the Companion of a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, the Mason 
has stated that he was in search of LIGHT" — that Light that never was 
on sea or land, the consecration and the poet's dream — the Light that 
shines triumphant from a cross on Golgoth's Hill — the Light of Love, 
and Forgiveness, and Sacrifice — the Light that makes forever bright the 
way that the Carpenter's Son trod by the Sea of Galilee, the sacrificial 
lamb of God, the only Son of the Great Jehovah, who illumined the dark 
path for the sons of men when He said, 'I am the Way, the Truth and the 
Life/ Let there be LIGHT that we may find our way through this world 
of doubt, strife, complexity and tears to the peace and glory of His holy 
presence where the true Light, which we Masons should ever reflect, 
shines to illuminate His grandeur for ever and ever." 

Sincerely and fraternally yours, 

[Represent my own ideas.] 


134th Annual, Montgomery, February 13, 1961. 

Chapters 49, membership 13,124, net loss 31. 

M.E. Comp. Arthur H. Dailey, G.H.P.; Comp. Varna A. Rush, Grand 

Ten past G.H.P.'s and many distinguished visitors were present. 
Address of the Grand High Priest: 

"This has been a most eventful year, filled with both happiness and 
sadness. I believe that some forward strides have been made. 

On June 25, 1960, the Supreme Grand High Priest of the Universe 
called our beloved friend and Companion, M.E. Charles Henry Stubinger, 
P.G.H.P. and Grand Secretary. We suffered a great loss in his passing. 

It is regrettable that for the first time in a number of years our 
membership has shown a decrease. 

We have 48 chartered Chapters and one Chapter under dispensation 
in our Jurisdiction. Of these, 24 Chapters show a loss of membership 
this year. Twenty Chapters suspended as many or more than those 
exalted. Ten Chapters exalted no members at all. 

Suspensions are still a major problem as almost as many were lost 
for N.P.D. as were exalted. I URGE the Grand Chapter to make an 
annual award in the form of a framed certificate to the secretaries of all 
Chapters who keep their annual suspensions to less than two per cent of 
their total membership. 

Our country was founded by God-fearing Masons upon the proper 
foundation— that of the PRINCIPALS set forth in the Great Light that 
shines from our Holy Altar and from which we get the teachings of our 
Order. We must do all within our power to preserve the noble heritage 
handed down by our forefathers. We must protect our FREEDOMS. 

On September 10, 1960, I opened a Special Convocation in Oneonto 
for the purpose of instituting Oneonto Chapter No. 174. 

I travelled approximately 20,000 miles in my visitations, most of 
which were made after my regular business hours. I thoroughly enjoyed 
the visitations I made, and thank all of the Companions for the hos- 
pitality and many courtesies extended to me. 

Four Schools of Instruction were held this year. I recommend that 
this be continued." 

The Grand Treasurer reported total cash and bonds to the value of 

REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY: Exalted 691, suspended for 
N.P.D. 609. The Grand Secretary appends this note: ::The net loss should 
not be attributed to the year 1960 but resulted from some Chapters 
being forced to make necessary corrections in their records to remove 
deceased and suspended not properly reported in previous years. 

Report of Committee on Foreign Correspondence (covering 32 Grand 
Chapters): "Following the trend in recent years, membership gains con- 
tinue to shrink, and loss by death and suspension for N.P.D.s increase." 

Your committee has no intention of conveying the impression that 
we are falling to pieces, for such is NOT the case. Many Grand Chapters 
are alive and awake. Their REPORTS show the granting of scholarships, 
donations and assistance to hospitals and libraries, donations to schools 
for deaf and dumb, and providing summer camps for youth. Others 
operate Masonic Orphan Homes and some have foreign exchange student 


47th Annual, Edmonton, May 10, 1961. 
Chapters 31, membership 3,836, net increase 28. 
M.E. Comp. H. B. Wilks, Grand First Principal. 
M.E. Comp. F. J. Hand, Grand Scribe E. 

Elected M.E. Comp. L. J. McComb Grand First Principal. 

There were 15 Past Grand First Principals present. Among the dis- 
tinguished visitors received we note M.E. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, 
Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter in Ontario, and the General 
Grand Principal Sojourner, who was representing M.E. Comp. Ed. 
Martini, the General Grand High Priest. 

Report of the Grand First Principal 

"Royal Arch Masonry, like many organizations in these days of 
stress and tribulation, will succeed in advancing if we have faith. Faith is 
the head chemist of the mind. When faith is blended with thought, the 
subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibrations, translates it into its 
spiritual equivalent and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence as in the 
case of prayer. 

This past year has called a great many of our Companions to their 
eternal rest. We extend our deepest sympathy to their families and 

(Among visitations to other Jurisdictions we especially note: A 
visit on Sunday, June 12, to the Grand York Rite Bodies of Montana. On 
Wednesday, June 15, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 

"Despite the distance of 860 miles return, it was well worth attend- 
ing, as are all Masonic functions in the State of Montana." 

"In August I attended the 77th Annual Assembly of the Sovereign 
Great Priory of Canada held in Vancouver. 

On August 23, the 14th Annual Conference of Grand Chapters of 
Royal Arch Masons in Canada was held in the Vancouver Masonic 
Temple. All Grand Chapters in Canada with the exception of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in Ontario are members. It 
would complete the circle if and when this Grand Chapter joins with the 
rest of Canada. The outstanding highlight of this conference was the 
paper given by M.E. Comp. Fred Hand, our Grand Scribe E., taking us 
back many centuries in Masonic history. 

The great problem today is ATTENDANCE at our Convocations, 
and I am sure that there ar meany ways in which the attendance can be 

Our officers need to be charged with enthusiasm and make their 
meetings more interesting." 

(Then follows a statement as to the responsibilities of the candi- 
date's SPONSORS which, if followed, should certainly meet with increas- 
ing regularity of attendance and enthusiasm for Royal Arch Masonry.) 

District reports were detailed and interesting and display enthusiasm 
of Grand Superintendents. 

Report of Grand Scribe E. shows: admitted 156, affiliated 19, restora- 
tion 3, total 178; demitted 46, deleted 43, deaths, 61, total 150; net increase 


Report of Grand Treasurer showed balance on hand of $7,283.59. 

Report of Committee on the Condition of Capitular Masonry in Alberta 

"Whilst numerical growth during the year under review is far from 
spectacular, we are happy to report a generally healthy and optimistic 


spirit prevailing in the Jurisdiction. There appears to be an enhanced 
quality of close companionship evident in all districts. District meetings 
were generally well attended and have again demonstrated their value in 
cementing the fraternal ties between Chapters and between the con- 
stituent Chapters and Grand Chapter. Seventeen of our Chapters show a 
net increase, four no change, and 10 show a net decrease. 

A gratifying majority of our Chapters are in healthy financial status, 
are carrying on good programs of educational work, have an excellent 
record of benevolence and that the standard of work exemplified is 
generally well maintained." 

Forty Grand Chapter proceedings were reviewed by the Committee 
on Fraternal Correspondence in much the same fashion as in Canada's 
reviews. Several sister Jurisdictions had reviews of both 1959' and i960'. 

Next place of Annual Convocation — Calgary, May 9, 1962. 


70th Annual, Safford, October 25, I960. 

Chapters 15, membership 1,948, net gain 23. 

M.E. Comp. Estel W. Brooks, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Joseph A. E. Ivey, Grand Secretary. 

Elected M.E. Comp. John B. Prater, Grand High Priest. 

There were 13 Past Grand High Priests in attendance. Distinguished 
guests were present from California, New Mexico and North Carolina 
and also distinguished heads of concordant bodies of Masonry in Arizona. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"I welcome you to this Annual Convocation which completes three 
score and ten years of our Grand Meetings. 

I had the pleasure this year of being the first G.H.P. to participate 
in the new procedure for receiving the Grand High Priest. The commit- 
tee that wrote the ceremony is certainly to be commended. 

I was only able to visit two of our Sister Grand Jurisdictions — Grand 
Convocation of California and the Grand Convocation of New Mexico. 

We again presented $150 to the Arizona State School for the Deaf 
and Blind. We were also able to donate a reconditioned Zenith hearing aid 
to the school through the courtesy of a friend. 

To the incoming Grand Officers, I know you are highly skilled in the 
arts and will do much to advance our Grand Body in Capitular Masonry. 
I wish you well." 

Report of Grand Secretary showed a membership of 1,948 on De- 
cember 31, 1959, and a net gain for the year of 23. 

Six Chapters showed a gain. Nine Chapters showed a slight loss. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total assets as of September 30, 
1960, of $23,013.36. 

Report of Committee on Necrology 

"The Great High Priest has summoned 44 of our Companions from 


this Jurisdiction to the Eternal Temple above. Particularly we note the 
passing of Excellent Companion Frank Goldwin Brown, who served as 
the Most Excellent Grand High Priest of Arizona for the year 1922. We 
extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families of these our departed 

Report of Grand Lecturer 

"We feel that without impressive ritualistic work our Chapters will 
soon fall into decay. The officers should be well versed in conducting the 
business of the Chapters if they are to make real progress. Where the 
work is poor, the organization is poor — they go hand in hand. 

York Rite Festivals are being held by some of the Chapters. This 
provides a season for renewed interest and getting more Companions to 
take part in the work. The work done has been of excellent quality and 
special effort was put forth by the officers to make the work more im- 
pressive. This is good for both the candidate and the officer. 

We have worked with the officers whenever possible to help them to 
better fill their stations and prepare them for more responsible duties 
when they may arise. 

We hope that each Chapter will take advantage of the opportunity 
to attend Schools of Instruction or ask for special meetings with the 
officers any time we can serve you." 

The 71st Annual Convocation will be held in Tucson October 24, 1961. 


112th Annual, February 28, 1961. 

Chapters 55, membership 7,977, net loss 148. 

Roy A. Long, Grand High Priest. 

Charles D. Hill, Grand Secretary. 

Elected Leamond W. Williams G.H.P. 1961-62. 

G.H.P. Long was officially received, extended a most cordial wel- 
come and assumed his station. Many distinguished guests were present, 
including all the main bodies of Masonry in Arkansas and the General 
Grand Chapter of R.A. Masons. They were all received and given Grand 

Address of the General G.H.P. Most Ex. Edwin A. Martini 

"During the last week in January of this year the General Grand 
Chapter officers met in Denver, Colorado. We sat down and looked at 
Masonry on a prearranged agenda so that the 13 people who were there 
from three nations and the four corners of these United States might 
discuss the matters to come before them with intelligence. I should like 
to tell you that a large part of our losses result from, in our opinion, 
APATHY in our administrative officers and a LACK OF A COMPLETED 
PLANNED PROGRAM, and if there be a planned program, from a 
FAILURE to enforce what we have set out to do, or to carry out that 

[How often have we been told this by all the great leaders of 
Capitular Masonry in our day?] 


"We have appointed a man whom we believe to be one of the best 
business men in Gen. G. Chapter line to head a committee which should 
be a fact-finding body from which a number of men, in jury fashion, will 
draw conclusions to disseminate to you as to WHY we are LOOSING 
members. We are seeking to find out in a fact-finding manner the AGE 
of people who are SUSPENDED. Are thev in retirement ages? Are they 
on Social Securitv ? Are thev unable to pav their DUES for FINANCIAL 
REASONS? Are'they SICK? If they have DEMITTED, WHY? Have the 
officers met frequentlv as a council should? Have thev a planned PRO- 
GRAM ? Is it being carried out ? How do they do their WORK ? When we 
get the answers to those and many other questions we will draw con- 
clusions and give them to your officers. [Let's hope they are guided by 
wisdom from on high.] "It is my sincere prayer that if we achieve noth- 
ing else in the next three years we can CONCEIVE and PRESENT to 
vou a program which is MERITORIOUS and that, it be sufficiently de- 
sirable, you accept it and and ATTEMPT to CARRY IT OUT." 

The roll call of Grand Representatives showed that Canada was 
represented by I. W. Williams, as well as by five other Canadians. 

Address of Grand H.P. 

"Masonry was largely responsible for the founding of a government 
in America upon the principles of freedom, religious and political; a 
government under whose flag men might be FREE to live their individual 
lives without interference or persecution by either state or ecclesiastical 

We are living in an age of UNREST, anxiety and responsibility. We 
need to return to the simple faith that develops unselfishness and makes 
a man big enough to live and let live." 

The G.H.P. gave details of a very busy year of visits and other ac- 
tivities on behalf of Capitular Masonry. 

The Grand Treasurer reports receipts of $22,787.43 and assets $45,- 

Report of Grand Secretary 

"A check of reports received this year with those of 1960 has re- 
turned to the active roll a number of members who would otherwise have 
been lost. It is my opinion that many Chapters do not keep ledger or 
card record of their members. When this is not done it is very easy to 
lose them and, as a result, errors are common." 

"There were three Chapters with from 10 to 20 exaltations, 32 
Chapters with LESS than 10 exaltations, 19 having NO exaltations; 34 
showed a LOSS in membership. 

M. E. Comp. L. W. Williams, the newly installed Grand High Priest, 
gave a brief address and announced various appointments. 


43rd Annual, New Westminster, June 21, 1961. 
Chapters 38, membership 5,457, net gain 181. 
M.E. Comp. James R. Mitchell, Grand Z. 
M.E. Comp. Edgar E. Baker, G. Scribe E. 


Elected— M.E. Comp. Earl V. Bell, Grand Z., 1961-62. 

Thirty Grand Representatives were in attendance. Among these was 
A. R. Byrnell, representing Canada (Ontario). Distinguished visitors 
from nearly every Jurisdiction in the United States and Canada were 
welcomed and accorded grand honors. 

Address of the Grand Z. 

"May I once again pay tribute to the distinguished visitors who are 
gracing our Convocation. It is a most stimulating gesture and should 
inspire us all to do our best in the promotion of R.A. Masonry in British 

It is with sincere regret that I must submit a report of the death of 
a number of distinguished and well-beloved Companions of our Grand 
Chapter. We express regret for the loss suffered by Grand Chapter and 
the several Chapters of these Companions. Sympathy is tendered to rela- 
tives and friends by this Annual Convocation. 

Dispensations to form new Chapters, Georgian and Simon Fraser, 
were granted during the year. 

The probable return of the Grand Chapter of Canada (Ontario) to 
the Annual Conference of Canadian Grand Chapters was referred to a 
committee to meet with a committee from G. Chapter of Canada to dis- 
cuss the question. The matter may require attention soon, as the con- 
ference of G. Chapters is scheduled this year to be held in the Province 
of Ontario. 

VISITS: It will not be my intention to supply a record of the pro- 
ceedings of each of my official visits. Everywhere there was a spirit of 
loyalty to Grand Chapter. 

REPORT OF GRAND SCRIBE E.: Gains— exalted 330; affiliated 27, 
restored 19; losses — died 109, demitted 81, suspended 59. 

The Grand Treasurer reported a bank balance of $9,159.91 in general 
fund and investments of $9,000. 

The REPORT of the Grand Registrar, R. Ex. A. Fraser Reid, con- 
tained many interesting references to events occurring in Various Chap- 
ters of the Grand Jurisdiction of British Columbia. 

In his REVIEW of the CAPITULAR world, the chairman of the 
Correspondence Committee, Comp. Fraser Reid, in the FOREWORD 

"This annual journey around the capitular world, our eleventh, has 
proved indubitably that where ENTHUSIASM exists the Royal Craft has 
lost none of its power and influence. It is extremely difficult, however, to 
understand why, in a country whose citizens enjoy the highest standard of 
living in the world, thousands of Companions are suspended yearly for 
non-payment of dues; the reason is much more deep-seated than that. 
We are losing sight of the real values of life — the happy home life, the 
dignity of the individual, the need for Divine guidance in life. 

Keen, alert officers can do much to enthuse the Companions and 
retain their interest. Officers incapable of leadership should be WEED- 
ED OUT at the first opportunity. A Companion with too many outside 
interests should not accept office; if his interests are divided or spread 
out too thinly he will never make a good officer. Capitular Masonry re- 
quires dedicated loyalty and leadership. 


Inspired leadership, dignified and effective floor work, ample time 
for fraternizing later — all these help sustain interest and make the 
Chapter a healthy and happy one." 

[Kindly reference is made to our report on British Columbia in our 
1960 Review.] 


107th Annual, Sacramento, April 17-18, 1961. 

Chapters 127, membership 34,817, net gain 455. 

M.E. Comp, Henry C. Spurr, G.H.P. 

R.E. Comp. Chester H. Newell, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Allan S. Mason, G.H.P. 

Report of Grand High Priest 

"I greet you and welcome you to this, the 107th Annual Convocation 
here in the city of Sacramento, so rich in the history and tradition of our 
great State of California. It was here that the early pioneers arrived 
after the long and dreary journey across the great plains. Many of these 
pioneers were Masons, and these staunch citizens were the founders of 
Masonry in California. 

Necrology — Among the names that will be mentioned by the com- 
mittee will be found those of two Past Grand High Priests as well as 
many of our beloved Companions. 

The Grand Secretary calls meetings of secretaries in the different 
areas of the state. These meetings are of extreme importance. I strongly 
urge each of you secretaries to attend at least one of them each year. 
They tend to co-ordinate your work with that of the Grand Secretary 
and, secondly, they give you the benefit of the ideas of your fellow secre- 
taries and those of the Grand Secretary. 

It is the aim of this Grand Chapter to encourage the sponsorship of 
the Molay Chapters. 

I strongly urge each of you to be present when Comp. Emmett H. 
Ernest presents his report on Fraternal Correspondence and pay close 
attention to it and also to read it when it appears in the Proceedings of 
Grand Chapter. It will be interesting and informative. 

There has been splendid co-operation this year between the three 
great bodies of the York Rite. 

In the year 1860, one Issac Davis was Most Illustrious Grand Master 
of the Grand Council of California. At the end of a century of time we 
find cryptic Masonry in California in a healthy and vigorous condition, 
led by leaders with vision and courage and grim determination that this 
great Masonic body that has endured for these TOO years past shall con- 
tinue to prosper, and that the great work of their long line of illustrious 
predecessors shall not have been in vain. 

I recommend that the secretaries and officers of the various Chap- 
ters make more use of the Grand Chapter Proceedings ,and that the sec- 
retary keep a copy thereof on his desk at all meetings, rather than at 
home somewhere. The Record of Proceedings is filled with useful in- 


[I have been recommending the same for some time. — B.S.S.] 

In some portions of the state, Royal Arch Masonry is flourishing; in 
others it is suffering from inertia, a lack of industry, a paucity of effort. 
To get results there MUST be effort. 

The RITUALISTIC WORK has been improved and made more uni- 
form throughout the state. 

There are still Chapters who complain bitterly about the rule requir- 
ing the officers to qualify before being installed. Advise the officers who 
are to be appointed, well ahead of time, so that they can begin to prepare. 
The officers who are already in line should be working on next year's 

I would like to express my appreciation to the Grand officers with 
whom I have served. Tomorrow I shall be proud and happy to join that 
long list of distinguished Masons, the Past Grand High Priests of Cali- 

Report of Grand Secretary shows 127 Chapters with a membership of 
34,817 and a net gain of 456. 

Exalted 1,431, affiliated 439, restored 62, total 1,932; withdrawn 441, 
suspended N.P.D. 321, excluded 22, died 693, total 1,477. Number of 
members whose dues were remitted, 488. 

Report of Grand Treasurer shows a cash balance on February 28, 
1961, of $80,867.03 and total assets on February 28, 1961, of $118,324.91. 
Splendid reports of the other Grand officers and committees follow. 

A Capitular Review in topical form submits items which are repre- 
sentative on the one hand and unusual on the other. Particularly interest- 
ing are the quotations from Grand High Priests' addresses. 


86th Annual, Denver, January 26, 1961. 

Chapters 56, membership 7,309, net loss 191. 

Frank E. Woods, G.H.P. Harry W. Bundy, Grand Secretary. Glen B. 
Van Fleet, G.H.P. for 1961-62. 

Eleven Grand Chapter officers were in attendance. This was probably 
the greatest assemblage of General Grand Chapter officers that would 
ever be seen in a constituent body and probably would not be equalled 
anywhere in this triennual period except in the General Grand Chapter 

Among the Grand Representatives was Clarence I. Bartholic repre- 
senting Canada. (We in Canada appreciate your faithfulness.) 
Report of the Grand High Priest 

"We of the Colorado Jurisdiction are overjoyed to have so many 
General Grand Chapter officers present. It is a great boost for Royal 
Arch Masonry in Colorado. 

Untold sorrow came to all of Masonry in the past year because of the 
death of a great and noble worker whose TEN volumes on Masonic sub- 
jects and history are in demand by Masonic scholars everywhere. I refer 
to Ray V. Denslow, who died on September 10, 1960. 


"You should read the annual reports submitted in the past, in which 
was called to your attention the need for better work, the lack of interest 
and activity, the failure of Chapters to reply to correspondence, the 
failure to make annual reports on time and other weaknesses too num- 
erous to mention. However, in spite of APATHY and LACK of interest 
and PRIDE in GOOD work in some Chapters, I stand like a ROCK in my 
conviction that Royal Arch Masonry has a grand and glorious future. 

"It is my recommendation that Royal Arch Widow teams be con- 
tinued and encouraged by the Grand Chapter and controlled, as at 
present, by requiring a special dispensation for each presentation. 

"Having had 21 successful Royal Arch days in the past year and all 
planning to repeat in 1961 is ample assurance that the value of these 
LARGER GATHERINGS is fully appreciated and new PRIDE and 
RESPECT is on the way for the Royal Craft. 

"In spite of all the urging and talk about better degree work, sad to 
say, there are more Chapters in the state that CANNOT confer all the 
degrees in a creditable manner than there are THOSE THAT CAN. 
There is also an alarming number of Chapters that do not make any 
effort to secure petitions because they are unable to do the work. The new 
District Lecturer system is now one year old, and better service will 
(undoubtedly) be offered in the coming year. 

"I recommend that a plan and system be established and used con- 
sistently as a program for the development of leadership for the Chap- 
ter officers. It is my belief that lack of leadership is the principal reason 
for dormant Chapters." 

(A five-page list of G.H.P. visitations testify to the varied and many 
activities of M.E. Frank Woods during his term of office.) 

Report of the Grand Secretary 

"We exalted 288, which exceeds the last report by 79 and the year 
before by 65. This increase in activity is really encouraging, but note 
that there are 260 members lost by death. Then please note the most dis- 
tressing figure in the whole report — 155 suspended for N.P.D. This 
figure and deaths cancelled out all our exaltations and the final figure 
shows a NET LOSS of 191. This is the greatest loss we have sustained in 

Report of Grand Treasurer shows a cash balance January 1, 1960, of 
$12,017.42, investments of $10,000, making a total of $22,017.42. 

ADDRESS OF GRAND CHAPLAIN, William O. Richards: The Holy 
Bible — the great Light. At every meeting of the lodge and Chapter we 
reverently open the Bible. I wonder how many of us have asked ourselves 
this question — What does the Bible mean to us as Masons ? 

In the first place it provides the background of all our ritualistic 
work. The impressive degrees in Masonry are built around the great 
events recorded in the Sacred Volume, and through the reenactment of 
these events we impart the truths of Masonry. 

The Holy Bible is again the link that binds all Masons as brothers. 
Here in our deliberations we are one in heart and mind and purpose. 
Even today, in a world divided against itself, the Bible holds it own. The 
Bible is still a best-seller; it has been translated into more languages 
than any other book in existence. The Bible is a LAMP unto our feet and 
a LIGHT upon our path." 


The COMMITTEE on CORRESPONDENCE, with Hubert Rees as 
chairman, presented a most interesting and thought-provoking analysis 
of the State of Royal Arch Masonry throughout the world. 

(On April 6, 1961, we received a copy of the Colorado Royal Arch 
Bulletin, volume 13, from which we shall make some brief notes.) 

Under the heading, "Advancement Letters," "here are the 31 Chap- 
ters (names listed) who are TRYING . . . co-operating with the Grand 
Chapter effort to inform Master Masons about the explanatory degrees 
of the Royal Arch." The Bulletin urges High Priests to "organize your 
members to follow up these introductory letters." 

Chapters Officers Association Royal Arch Day on April 22 seems one of 
the best PLANNED events in years." (Some details as the Plans follow.) 

PUBLIC SCHOOL WEEK. Reference is made to this event and its 
significance, and urges joint action with the Grand Lodge in Colorado. 

GUNNISON: On February 10 the York Rite bodies in Gunnison put 
on a Promotion Dinner. Twenty-six Master Masons and their wives were 
guests. (Other details of a splendid evening and its RESULTS follow.) 
"Many of NON-York Rite Masons expressed their desire of becoming part 
of this branch of Masonry. Gordon R. Merrick is editor of the R.A. Bulle- 

163rd Annual, Hartford, May 20, 1961. 

Chapters 45, membership 9, 796, net loss 307. 
M.E. David S. Roger, G.H.P. 

M.E. Bliss W. Clark, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. George E. Anderson, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Report of the Grand High Priest 

"We welcome you to this our 163rd Annual Convocation. It is my 
fervent hope that our great organization, as well as each of you in- 
dividually, will derive lasting benefit from it. 

The Great Architect of the Universe has called 324 of our Com- 
panions to serve in His Grand Lodge in heaven. We mourn their passing 
and extend our heartfelt sympathy to their families and friends. 

I regret to report a loss of 307, bringing us down below the 10,000 
mark for the first time. This loss is a combination of things: more deaths, 
more N.P.D.'s and fewer exaltations. The reasons are various. 

The individual Companions can stop this downward trend with 
little effort— EACH ONE GET A CANDIDATE. They are waiting— 80 
per cent of them. We have only 20 per cent of the Master Masons in the 
Chapter. There are four waiting for each one of us. More applications 
and personal attention to stop N.P.D.'s will help build enthusiasm. More 
work and better ritual will follow, making for more enjoyable evenings 
and increased attendance. 

Your Grand Custodians are a dedicated group of hard-working R.A. 
Masons and you should be pleased with the efforts they have made on 
your behalf. On two occasions they worked the M.E.M.M. degrees in full 


form. On both occasions this was beautifully done before a large gather- 
ing of Companions and was a credit to our Jurisdiction. 

(Statement of numerous visitations, decisions and dispensations then 
follow for several pages.) 

The CO-OPERATION between ALL Masonic bodies has been ex- 
ceptionally GOOD this year and I fervently pray that it will continue to 
strengthen, for "United we stand." 

I urge all Companions to be faithful in attending their Blue Lodges 
and would suggest that the High Priest solicit invitations from their 
local W. Masters for the Chapter to attend in a body wearing Chapter 
regalia. This should arouse interest in both bodies and aid in getting 

REPORT OF DEPUTY G.H.P.: "It has been a pleasure for me to 
visit the several Chapters assigned to me by our G.H.P. during this past 
year." (He then proceeds to give details.) 

The Grand Scribe made a similar report of his activities. We quote 
from one of these: "On April 17 through 19, 1961, my wife and I drove to 
Toronto, Canada, where we were met by M.E. Grand H.P. David S. Roger 
and attended the Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. This was indeed a rewarding experience. The 
hospitality of the Grand First Principal, Brace H. Smith, and the Com- 
panions was indeed outstanding. 

Report of the Grand Secretary 

Exalted 215, affiliated 2, reinstated 10, total added 227; demitted 68, 
struck from roll 41, suspended, N.P.D., 100, deaths 24, error 1, total loss 
534; net loss 307. 

"Apparently no attention has been paid to the numerous addresses 
by our G.H.P.'s in reference to a sustained effort to cut down our losses 
on demits and N.P.D.'s. 

(The REPORT of the committee to analyse LOSSES in membership 
contains much food for serious thought and ACTION. However, as this 
subject has been dealt with by reports of so many G.H.P.'s and G. Sec- 
retaries there would be considerable repetition were we to deal with their 
report in detail, splendid as it is.) 


93rd Annual, Wilmington, January 28, 1961. 

Chapters 5, membership 1,055, net loss 18. 

M. Ex. Comp. Rhey Smith, G.H.P. 

Alfred A. Coe, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Raymond A. Howard, G.H.P. 

Ten Past G.H.P.'s were present. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"At this Grand Convocation we must review the past and prepare for 
the future. We welcome many distinguished Companions from other 
Jurisdictions. Members of this Grand Jurisdiction have been called to the 


House not made by hands, eternal in the heavens, and also 35 Companions 
from our Subordinate Chapters. 

The General Grand Chapter enjoys a membership of 53 Grand Chap- 
ters and 17 Subordinate Chapters. Membership in these bodies is 616,250 
R.A.M.'s, The Royal Arch Magazine now has well over 12,000 subscribers. 

To visit other Grand Jurisdictions is one of the privileges of the 
Grand High Priest. In visiting we learn the problems and objectives of 
other Grand Bodies, we hear and meet eminent leaders of Jurisdictions, 
establish lasting friendships and experience true R.A. Masonry. 

On September 7 it was my pleasure to dedicate the new home of 
Kent Chapter No. 8. The service was well attended by the Companions. 

We in Delaware have strong officers. Because of their work, their 
governing ability and their adherence to duty, our Chapters are pros- 

I am more convinced that true Masonary consists not in signs, words 
and perfect points of entrance, but in making an honest, earnest and 
sincere effort to live and practice in our daily lives and conduct the moral 
ethics which are found in its teachings. May it be said of us. we have 
done good work, square work, and that we are entitled to our rewards as 
Most Excellent Masters." 

Report of the Grand Secretary 

Membership gains — exalted 46, reinstated 1, affiliated 1, total 48. 
Losses — demitted 11, suspended 18, died 37, total 66. Net loss 18 (same 
number as S.N.P.D.s 18). 

The HISTORIAN, in his report, refers to the Morgan Affair of 
1826, of which he gives a brief and fair account as a blow from which the 
Grand Chapter of Delaware has never fully recovered. 

Election — M.E. Raymond A. Howard, Grand High Priest; R.E.A. 
Warren Wheatley, Grand Secretary. (The newly elected secretary was 
unable to accept the office and so R.E. Alfred H. Coe remains as Great 
Secretary for the ensuing year.) 

District of Columbia 

94th Annual, Washington, February 11, 1961. 

Chapters 11, membership 4,001, net loss 127. 

Reuben A. Bogley Jr., G.H.P. 

Raymond N. Babcock, Grand Secretary. 

Elected^John B. McCall, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Twelve Past G.H.P. 's present. Forty-six Grand Representatives an- 
swered roll call. 

Report of the Grand Secretary 

Receipts $10,948,84, balance of $3,897.81. Exalted 63, affiliated 2, re- 
instated 13, total 78. Withdrawn 43, died 103, N.P.D. 58, error 1, total 205; 
loss 127. 

Young: "Companions, we are meeting at a time when world conditions 


could not be worse or more frightening. Fear, hatred, antagonism, dis- 
trust and many more man-made evils are rampant and flourishing. 
Masonry in its many aspects can, does and will dissipate much of this 
and help restore man's faith in God and in man. R.A. Masonry, in my 
opinion, will not neglect its part in maintaining some measure of stability 
in a world faced with such turbulent features. . . . There is no better 
time to contemplate what Masonry has done and can do. Masonry teaches 
us to build men who can change the world for the day when peace shall 
reign and men shall dwell together in brotherhood. The Great Architect 
still controls His Creation, and always will." 

Chapter proceedings were reviewed. The results showed that the gains 
and losses were equally divided. Ohio again has largest membership, 67,- 
511. As usual, all five Canadian Grand Chapters reported gains. The 
Round Table has lost three of its most distinguished members. The first 
is the dean of correspondents, Everett Turnbull of Illinois, who resigned 
because of age. The second is that famous national and international 
Mason, Ray V. Denslow, P.G.G.H.P. His Masonic essays and topical re- 
views were unsurpassed. He left, too, a monument in the Royal Arch 
Magazine which he established and edited until his death. The third is 
Charles A. Keith, of Kentucky. He died shortly after he prepared his 
last correspondence report. The work of all three will be sorely missed." 

The exchange of fraternal visits is not only enjoyable but affords 
an opportunity to broaden the scope of one's thinking. 

Closer contact with the problems elsewhere, observation and study 
of methods employed in bringing about their successful solution greatly 
increases our ability and understanding to cope with many of these that 
confront us in our own Jurisdiction. 

It is my pleasant duty to present the Distinguished Service jewel to 
E. Comp. John E. Norris, P.H.P., of Lafayett Chapter No. 5, for his 
devotion to Masonry and especially for his intense interest and activity 
in R.A. Masonry. 

For 35 years Masonry has been my spiritual father and mother. To 
her and her teachings I have constantly looked for guidance and light in 
my everyday walk in life. She has sustained me and nurtured me during 
many hours of trial, tribulation and sorrow. I have witnessed the symbolic 
recovery of the Ark of the Covenant and, therein, the "Word we revere. 
And having received the Word, I now depart confident in the knowledge 
that we, in passing through the darkness, will be enabled to reach 
Eternal Light." 

(M.E. Bruce H. Smith is representative near Canada.) 

Mark Master Masons of England and Wales 

First Quarterly Communication, London, September 6, I960. 

M.W. Bro. the Rt. Hon. Lord Harris, Grand Master. 

R.W. Bro. Major R. L. Loyd, Deputy Grand Master. 

R.W. Bro. Lt.-Col. Y. W. Chitty, Grand Secretary. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Master was saluted under the direction 
of the Acting Grand Director of Ceremonies. M.W. Grand Master: 
Brethren, I thank you for your fraternal saluation and I greet you well. 
Report of the General Board 


During the three months ended June 30, 1960, there were 792 applica- 
tions for Mark Certificates. The Most Worshipful Grand Master has been 
pleased to sanction the wearing of a commemorative jewel by every sub- 
scribing member of St. John Lodge No. 50, Devon, and Britannia Lodge 
No. 53, West Yorkshire, on the completion of 100 years of continuous 

The Grand Master's Royal Ark Council has decided that Rule No. 9 
of the Regulations for the Government of the Degree of Royal Ark 
Mariner be deleted and the following substituted: 

"No. 9 — Every Royal Ark Mariner Lodge shall be attached to a War- 
ranted Lodge of Mark Master Masons and shall, unless the Grand Master 
otherwise directs, bear the name and number and enjoy the precedence of 
the lodge to which it is attached. 

Not more than one Royal Ark Mariner Lodge may be attached to any 
one Lodge of Mark Master Masons at the same time." 

M.W. Grand Master: "As you know, in the provinces there is a sys- 
tem of every lodge in the province being visited at least once a year by 
either the Provincial Grand Master or his representative. In London 
there is no such arrangement because the lodges come directly under 
Grand Lodge. I understand that some of the London lodges feel that they 
are rather left out in the cold in that they do not have official visitors. If 
any lodge in London would like to have an official visit from Grand Lodge 
will you please get in touch with the Grand Secretary and he will be 
delighted to arrange for a Brother to come and visit them and see how 
they are getting on." 

Second Quarterly Communication, London, December 6, 1960 

Report of General Board 

"During the three months ended September 30, 1960, there were 449 
plications for Mark Certificates." 

Warrant granted to All Saints No. 1,251 Middlesex. 

The board wish to draw attention to the necessity for especial care 
in the preservation of essential records by every lodge. It is strongly 
urged that completed books be kept in a know place of safety which is 
fireproof — so that they can be produced on demand. Any Brother who 
holds lodge records should leave specific instructions as to how they 
should be dealt with." 

M.W. Grand Master: "As you know, our Grand Secretary and R.W. 
Bro. Sir George Boag are going on a long and very arduous journey. 
They are doing to India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Malaya, Australia and New 
Zealand, returning across Canada. I am sure that such visits do a lot of 
good. I know that you will join with me in wishing the Grand Secretary 
and Sir George a pleasant voyage and a happy and safe return." 

[We recall how we at Grand Chapter were charmed by their visit to 
us in Canada in April, 1961.] 

Grand Secretary: "We are often approached at headquarters for in- 
formation about the Ark Mariner Degree. Recently, V.W. Bro. Pick, the 
Provincial Grand Secretary for East Lancashire, wrote an interesting- 
pamphlet which tells the brethren something about the nature and history 
of the degree. If any brethren wish to know something about it they have 
only to approach us. These pamphlets are available at one shilling each. 

Third Quarterly Communication, London, March 7, 1961 

M.W. Grand Master: "At this point I was able to call upon W. Bro. 
E. V. Kayley of the Empress Lodge No. 533, London. Unfortunately Bro. 
Kayley is ill, but he has deputed the Assistant Grand Secretary to address 
you on his behalf. I call upon the Assistant Grand Secretary." 

W. Bro. Daw, Assistant Grand Secretary: "Brethren, I now have the 
honor to express our sincere affection for our Most Worshipful Grand 
Master. In accordance with the notice of motion given at the last 
Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge, I now have the privilege and 
pleasure of proposing that M.W. Bro. the Right Hon. Lord Harris be re- 
elected Grand Master for the ensuing year." 

M.W. Grand Master: "Brethren, you have heard the proposition which 
is now my duty to put to you." 

(The motion was put and carried unanimously with acclamation.) 

Report of General Board: During the three months ended December 
31, I960, there were 902 applicants for Mark Certificates. Two War- 
rants were granted — Chingford Lodge No. 1,252, Essex; David Lodge No. 
1,253, South Africa (E. Div.) 

During the three months ended December 31, 1960, there were 211 
applications for Royal Ark Mariner Certificates. 

M.W. Grand Master: "First, in addition to the long list set out in the 
original report of those who have passed to the Grand Lodge above, 
there must be included the name of R.W. Bro. Major Sir Thomas Lumley- 
Smith. He was the Grand Secretary in the Mark Degree from 1923 until 
1955 when he retired. He held high rank in practically every Masonic 
Order. He was a Past Grand Warden in the Mark degree and he held 
many other high offices in Mark Grand Lodge. I have never met anyone 
who was more helpful to young Masons and in fact to everyone. 

You will be glad to know that our Grand Secretary is proceeding on 
a triumphal career during his journey overseas. He has been to Singa- 
pore and right through India and Ceylon, and he is at Brisbane, Aus- 
tralia, at the present time. Apparently both he and Sir George Boag are 
having a very happy and successful trip, and they ask to be remembered 
to you all. 

As far as one can tell, the Degree is prospering. We are going 
steadily ahead. I had the opportunity recently of meeting a high ranking 
Mason from Ghana who told me that the Degree out there is flourishing." 
Fourth Quarterly Communion, London, June 13, 1961 

Report of General Board: During the three months ended March 31, 
1961, there were 1,198 applications for Mark Certificates. During the 
three months ended March 31, 1961, there were 572 applications for 
Royal Ark Mariner Certificates. The 93rd Annual Festival will be held 
June 29, 1961. 

The Grand Secretary gave an interesting report of the visits made 
by Sir George Boag and himself to lodges owing allegiance to Mark 
Grand Lodge. These visits covered certain main objects, which were to 
observe the procedure and conduct of actual ceremonies, to discuss and 
elucidate problems of finance and administration and to report on the 
general conditions prevailing overseas. "The ceremonies worked at all 
our ports of call were of an extraordinary high standard. Lodges in Lon- 
don could well profit by the example shown overseas. The general atmos- 


phere we encountered was most encouraging. It is impossible to speak 
too highly of the welcome and hospitality extended to us at every place 
we visited. Everywhere was the feeling expressed that the visit had been 
of great value and the desire that such visits be more frequent." 

Quarterly Communication, London, September 12, 1961 

Report of the General Board: During the three months ending June, 
1961, there were 858 applications for Mark Certificates. 

By order of H.M. Postmaster General, the registered telegraphic 
address of the G.L. M.M.M. has been changed to — Adoniram London W.I. 
(District Grand Secretaries and Secretaries of lodges abroad please note 
this change.) 

Grand Master's Royal Ark Council reports 255 applications for R.A. 
Mariner Certificates on three months ending June 30, 1961. 

The 94th Annual Festival is to be held on Thursday, June 28, 1962. 

England (Royal Arch Masons) 

Regular Convocation, London, February 8, 1961. 

M.E. Comp. Rt. Hon. the Earl Cadogan, Second Grand Principal as 
First Grand Principal. 

James W. Stubbs, Grand Scribe E. 

A large number of Past Grand Officers and the Principals and Past 
First Principals of many subordinate Chapters. 

The Grand Chapter was opened in Ancient and Solemn form. The 
Committee of General Purposes reported that it had received eight 
petitions for new Chapters — seven in various districts in England and one 
in Aden, Bombay. 

Memorials were received from four Chapters praying for charters 
authorizing the members to wear the Centenary Jewel : 

(1) The Britannic Chapter, No. 33, London. 

(2) The Panmure Chapter, No. 723, Aldershoot (Hampshire and 
Isle of Wright). 

(3) The Chapter of Loyality, No. 296, Sheffield (Yorkshire, W.R.). 

(4) The Punjab Chapter, No. 782, Lahore (Punjab). 

The committee recommended that the prayers thereof be granted. 

The Zion Chapter, No. 570, Shanghai, has ceased to meet and its 
charter has been returned. The Chapter was constituted in 1861 and was 
the oldest of the Chapters which were formed into the District Grand 
Chapter of Northern China in 1934. Changed conditions in that part of 
the world after the end of the war in 1945 led to a decline in British in- 
terests. The Zion Chapter was the last of the group to survive and it 
continued to meet until 1957. No meetings have been possible since then 
owing to a shortage of members. The committee recommends, with regret, 
that the Zion Chapter, No. 570, be erased from the roll of Grand Chapters. 

Chapters on Grand Chapter Register: 1960^— London 703, Provincial 
1,577, District and Abroad 331, total 2,611. 


Grand Chapter Certificates, I960 — Issued at Freemasons' Hall 
5,945, issued by Grand Superintendents abroad 866, total 6,811. 

Announcements by M.E. Acting First Grand Principal 

"Companions, as you are probably aware, the M.E. the First Grand 
Principal is at present in India, where he is in attendance on Her 
Majesty the Queen, which accounts for his absence this morning. 

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to a visitor in the person 
of E. Comp, E. Clince Little, Past Second Grand Principal of the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of New Zealand, and to E. Comp. Kenneth B. Large, our 
Grand Superintendent in and over the District of Bengal. I would like to 
extend to each a very warm welcome." (Applause). 

Grand Chapter was closed in Ancient and Solemn Form. 

Regular Convocation, London, April 27, 1961 

M.E. Comp. Rt. Hon. the Earl of Scarborough, First Grand Principal, 
M.E. Comp. Victor N. Gorman, Grand High Priest, Ireland, was present 
as well as a large number of Past Grand Officers and the Principals and 
Past First Principals of many subordinate Chapters. 

The Committee of General Purposes reports that it has received 
petitions for five new Chapters — three in England, one in Burma and one 
in Bahrain, Arabian Gulf. 

The committee also received memorials from five Chapters, praying 
for charters authorizing the members to wear the Centenary Jewel. 
Royal Arch Installation Ceremonies 

Companions will remember that at the Quarterly Convocation of 
Supreme Grand Chapter held on 2nd November, I960, certain suggested 
sequences in the order of the above ceremonies were laid before Supreme 
Grand Chapter by the committee. Comments of Companions were invited. 
The overwhelming majority of comments received since the Convocation 
held on February 8, 1961, has been entirely in favor of the principle in- 

The committee also feels that as the President, who has been out of 
England on Masonic business since January, has been unable to give 
personal attention to any of the more recent comments, it would be the 
view of the Supreme Grand Chapter that he should have an opportunity 
of studying these, together with any further comments which may be 
received, before any formal resolution is laid before Supreme Grand 
Chapter next November. 

E. Comp. Sir George Boag, Superintendent, Madras, was declared 
and appointed President for the ensuing 12 months. 

The Grand Principals 

The M.E. the First Grand Principal: "I have to announce that, under 
the Royal Arch Regulations, by virtue of my position as Grand Master in 
the Craft, I automatically assume the office of First Grand Principal, 
(loud applause). 

The office of Second Grand Principal I had the pleasure yesterday of 
reappointing Lord Cadogan to that position. I announce today that he 
continues to be Second Grand Principal, (loud applause). 

As to the post of Third Grand Principal, M.E. Comp. Dean Naylor 
feels that his health is no longed good enough to allow him to undertake 
the responsibilities of the office. He will be a great loss to the Supreme 


Grand Chapter and Supreme Grand Chapter is most grateful to him for 
all he has done in the past, (applause). 

After much thought I decided to invite E. Comp. Bishop Herbert, 
Grand Superintendent in and over Norfolk, to accept the office of Third 
Grand Principal. lam delighted to be able to tell you that he has accepted 
my invitation." (applause). 


114th Annual, Fort Myers, May 17, 18, 1961. 

Chapters 48, membership 9,672, net gain 60. 

M.E. Comp. Lathern Earl Curry, G.H.P. 

M.E. Comp. J. Bridges Phelps, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. James Andrew Winfield, G.H.P., 1961-62. 

Eleven Grand High Priests were present and all but two of the Con- 
stituent Chapters were represented. 

Among the 47 Grand Representatives was H. J. Wendland, represent- 
ing Canada. An unusually large list of distinguished visitors was present 
and was introduced. 

Report of Grand High Priest 

"I want to welcome our visiting Companions from other Grand 

"At the beginning of my year I resolved to visit every Chapter in the 
State of Florida. My visits were set on regular meeting nights. These 
visitations occupied 78 days. I have travelled 15,641 miles. 

"If 1 were limited to one recommendation it would be a plea for 
YORK RITE UNITY. Why not forget that we are three distinct or- 
ganizations and think more of ourselves as three branches of one unit, 
the York Rite ? I would hasten the day when we have ONE PETITION, 

"One of our greatest mistakes is thinking every officer is a Shake- 
spearean actor. My suggestion — let the officers run the lodge. Organize 
separate degree teams. Let them perfect their parts and never change 
them. Don't appoint committees unless you get their consent and promise 
to work. 

"My suggestions are: (1) Let us be one York Rite. (2) Perfect our 
ritual. (3) Get District Deputies that want the job and will work. (4) 
Have fewer meetings. Make them social and, above all, let's make them 
INTERESTING. (6) Confer the degrees by teams who know what they 
are doing and how to do it. (6) Let's love our members first and can- 
didates second. (7) Let us tell the world we are Masons and let's tell each 
other. (8) Let us practise what we preach." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a bank balance on May 5, 1961, of 
$22,941.93 and total investments of $65,000. 
Report of the Grand Secretary 

All Chapters have made correct returns and have paid the necessary 
fees with the exception of two. 


Membership at end of year 1960, 9,540; membership at end of 1959, 
9445; net gain for year 1960, 95. 


139th Annual, Macon, April 19-20, 1961. 

Chapters 130, membership 27,614, net loss 123'. 

M.E. Raymond E. Keen, G.H.P. 

Comp. E. J. Bateman, Grand Secretary. 

M.E. J. C. Newton elected G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Tom B. Elfe was the Grand Representative for Canada. There were 
84 Representatives of subordinate Chapters present. Nine out of state 
distinguished guests were made honorary members of the Grand Chapter 
of Georgia. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"This year we have suffered a loss in membership. This loss cannot 
be laid to any individual or Chapter but I rather think to the trend of our 
times and the decreasing economy of our nation. However, let us hope 
that the needs of Love and Charity have been planted in the hearts of all 
our newly Exalted Royal Arch Masons of our state and the loss in num- 
bers shall be overwhelmed by dedication and renewed effort of the 

"The strong hand of the dread messenger, Death, has alarmed our 
outer Veils 384 times during the year. We are thankful for the lives of 
the departed and the example of Capitular Masonry displayed by them. 
We extend sincere sympathy to their Chapters, families and loved ones. 

"I feel that I have accomplished more than I thought would be pos- 
sible at the beginning of my term of office." 

Then follows five pages of detailed visitations from April 2, 1960, to 
April 12, 1961. 

I recommend that the third Wednesday in April at 10 a.m. the 
Grand Chapter open. 

I further recommend that the incoming Grand High Priest appoint a 
committee to study and design a jewel of office for the Grand High 

Address of GENERAL Grand High Priest 

M.E. Companion Edwin A. Martini, GENERAL Grand High Priest, 
addressed by telephone. This conversation was made possible through the 
courtesy of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company and 
Mr. B. C. Mullins, representative of Southern Bell. The Companions are 
greatly indebted to Mr. Mullins and his company for this fine part they 
had in making our 139th Annual Convocation a success. 

(We can quote only portions of this splendid address.) 

"We have a great heritage. Our fraternity was in existence before the 
birth of Christ. Our members have been active in the foundation, de- 
velopment and preservation of our democracy. The freedom that they 


conceived to establish, and preserve brotherhood among men IS and 
SHOULD BE a constant challenge to us. 

Our membership includes men and Masons from every FREE- 
SPEAKING and FREE-THINKING nation in the world. We are con- 
cerned primarily with the advancement of the philosophy of Masonry on 
an internati mal basis and seek to do all that we can in order to impress 
those principles, first upon men in Masonry, and through them, as you 
have obligated yourselves to do, on all mankind. 

Tht program which we are seeking to place in the minds and hearts 
of all is brotherly love and understanding. I do not believe that in 
Masonry there is a "cure-al!" for everything that is not just, right and 
true. However, I am of the firm conviction that if men in our many fine, 
creditable organizations, regardless of race, color or creed, united in this 
common purpose, our objective could soon be attained by extending the 
arm of fellowship instead of the arm of terror. 

"It is but 100 years ago we were only 32,000 people. Now we have 
increased to 182,000,000. We should have increased proportionately to the 
population in these past years. Had we done so, Royal Arch Masons 
would have exceeded 1,000,000 in our nation alone. 

Our losses arising out of suspensions for non-payment of dues jnd 
demits resulting from apathy in membership are appalling. 

Officers of the General Grand Chapter, 13 in number, from the four 
corners of the United States, Canada and Mexico have met twice within 
the last six months for the purpose of developing a unified program 
which will be conducive to stimulating interest in Royal Arch Masonry. 
We urge you when you return to your homes to meet with your Chapter 
and line officers and set a goal which will result in wholesome growth by 
planning interesting meetings which will insure large attendance. We be- 
lieve, too, that we should follow the example of business and develop a 
program of public relations in which we make our program known in a 
manner which will create interest among men that will result in their 
association with Capitular Masonry." 

The Grand Treasurer's Report showed a healthy financial situation 
with a balance on hand of $39,718.29 and assets to the value of $151,000. 

Report of Grand Secretary showed a gross gain of 1,270 and a gross 
loss of 1,393, hence a net loss of 123. 

One hundred and eight Chapters exalted 1,0'86 while 79 Chapters 
suspended 836 — over 75 per cent of the number exalted were suspended. 
Do you have the answer and do you have the remedy ? 

At the banquet on Wednesday evening the speaker was the Rev. 
Charles W. Loving, retired Methodist minister and a member of Bolton 
Chapter No. 112. His very timely subject was "What we must do to win 
the cold war." 

Report on Fraternal Correspondence was given by E. W. Rhoden. He 
began with an analysis of gains and losses indicating trends and general 
conditions of the Order. This was followed by factual reports on proceed- 
ings of 53 annual Convocations of sister jurisdictions. 

Next Annual — Macon. 


53rd Annual, Pocatello, May 24-25, 1961. 


Chapters 21, membership 3,046, net gain 9. 

M.E. Joseph W. Herndon, G.H.P. 

R.E. R. R. Fletcher, Grand Secretary. 

M.E. Edward S. Lenander elected G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Ten distinguished guests were welcomed and given appropriate 
honors. Thirteen past G.H.P.'s were received and 36 Grand Representa- 
tives answered roll call. 

Report of Grand High Priest 

"As we meet today we must be impressed by the fact that Masonry 
throughout the world is again being assailed in many sections by those 
adverse to our civil rights and religious liberties. Masonic principles are 
definitely at stake. 

Masonic teachings and philosophies, we all know, tend to terminate 
WAR and DESPOTISM, but unless every Mason is prepared to actually 
live and teach these philosophies we may never again see the time when 
they will become the yardstick for the measurement of our individual and 
national conduct. . . . May it please our Creator in His infinite wisdom 
and goodness to remove distrust, hate and greed from the minds and 
hearts of all men and implant in their place a mutual understanding with 
the principles of brotherly love and charity. 

During the year 57 of our Companions answered the last roll call. 
We mourn the loss of these Companions and extend our sincere sympathy 
to their families. 

It was my pleasure to make four appointments of Grand Representa- 
tives of the Grand Chapter of Idaho near their Grand Chapters." 

(Among these we note Comp. John Sinclair near Canada (Ontario.) 
Condition of the Order 

"We are able to show a slight gain of nine members. Our losees 
were occasioned principally by suspension for N.P.D.s and an exceptional- 
ly large death loss of 57. ... I must report to you that I find several of 
our constitutional Chapters sadly lacking in a knowledge of ritualistic 
work and candidate material." 

Recommendations: "I recommend that this Grand Body . . . take 
under their advisement the appointment of a Grand Historian for the 
Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Idaho." 

Report of the Grand Treasurer and of the Grand Secretary reveal 
that "the financial status of this Grand Body is solvent and in reasonably 
good condition." 

From the Report of the Fraternal Correspondent (Comp. Herbert G. 
Fitz): "It was again my privilege to travel throughout the Capitular 
World by means of 59 different Proceedings. From the composite picture 
gained from all of them I have arrived at the conclusion that all is not 
well on the Capitular front. Some gain has been shown but a gain so 
small that we appear to be standing still." 

Your committee on time and place recommend that the 54th Annual 
Convocation of the Grand Chapter be held in Boise, Idaho, May 23-24, 



112th Annual, Chicago, May 19-20, 1961. 

Chapters 182, membership 31,063, net loss 1,124. 

M.E. Comp. William E. Crouch, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Lyle R. Melvin, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Robert M. Diebold, Grand High Priest. 

The OPENING PRAYER was given by the Rev. Clarence V. Tolley, 
Excellent Grand Chaplain: "As we stand here today, Father, we pray 
that Thou wilt help us to rise to the occasion, that we may be of service to 
mankind and the generations that shall survive tomorrow. We ask that 
Thou clear our minds so that we may understand clearly the challenge, 
and be willing to accept the challenge that Thou hast given to us today." 

A very lengthy list of visitors from many Grand Jurisdictions in the 
United States and Canada and from all Masonic bodies were welcomed 
and given appropriate honors. 

In his introduction the GRAND MASTER OF ILLINOIS gave a 
stimulating message in which he said: 

"I think it is a distinction for a Grand Master to be a Chapter mem- 
ber and be active like myself because I am treasurer of my Chapter. In 
the final analysis, all of us in Masonry have the same thing to think 
about. Today we in Masonry are building a heritage for those who follow 
us. We must keep ourselves deeply rooted in the past, which is our 
heritage, our minds continually absorbed in the present, which is our 
responsibility, and our vision directed, unafraid, towards the future, 
which is our destiny. I think that when we sincerely do this that we will 
have nothing to fear except fear itself." 

Among the guests were two from the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
Ontario — C. W. Emmett, Grand First Principal, and Maurice A. Searle, 
Past Grand First Principal, Grand Scribe E. 

Report of the Grand High Priest 

"To our distinguished guests we say "welcome" to our 112th Annual 
Convocation. We want you to feel at home among us and share our fellow- 
ship. To our own Companions we also extend a very cordial "welcome." 
We ask you to take part in the meeting, offer your suggestions, help 
with the deliberations. 

During the past year the Dark Angel of Death has taken a toll, 
calling over 950 of our Companions, including Past Grand High Priest 
M.E. Comp. Richard C. Davenport, who served as Grand High Priest in 
1936. To the Chapters, their families and loved ones we extend our 
deepest sympathy. 

(Many visits to Grand Bodies of Illinois and to other Grand Juris- 
dictions Centennials, meetings and receptions and to Schools of Instruc- 
tion are then recorded. The details of several outstanding meetings make 
interesting reading.) 

"I recommend that this Grand Chapter set aside in the budget an 
appropriation for the purpose of securing a Companion to work with 
dormant Chapters. This Companion if secured would have the title of 
District Deputy Grand High Priest AT LARGE and would work in close 


conjunction with the Grand High Priest and District Deputy Grand High 
Priests in trying to get some of our Chapters back on their feet. 

I would like to thank all the unsung heroes — the ones who go about 
the various Chapters doing all of the work, securing petitions and attend- 
ing all the meetings of his Chapter and always ready to help out." 

Report of Grand Secretary — Chartered Chapters: active 182; mem- 
bership December 31, 1959, 32,187. Gain— exalted 678, admitted 485, re- 
stored 85, errors annual returns 26, total 1,274. Loss — demitted 422, sus- 
pended 537. errors annual returns 61, consolidations 421, total 2,398. 
Total membership December 31, 1960, 31,063. Loss 1,124. 

Forty-two Chapters show a gain, 129 Chapters show a loss and 10 
remain stationary. Some of the secretaries, not sending in their reports, 
are probably the same ones that are not reading the Grand High Priest's 
bulletin at their meetings. 

Report of the Grand Treasurer showed total receipts of $118,304.29 
and total assets of $127,795.64. 

M.E. Edwin A. Martini, General Grand High Priest, said: 

"We have learned one thing and that is: that by far the greatest 
number of suspensions and demits occur in the age bracket under 5 | 
instead of over 50. As a matter of fact, only five and a half percent of 
the total suspensions and demits are over age 50. 

[This statement is significant.] 

"I have visited many Grand Jurisdictions in the Central United 
States. Mexico and Canada and I have yet to be present at a meeting 
where they have announced a gain in membership. 

[The General Grand High Priest should be better informed as re- 
gards Canada. We have reported gains (though small) YEAR AFTER 
YEAR in all Canadian Jurisdictions. — B.S.S.] 

"Gentlemen, may I urge upon you. as a means to the end of which 1 
speak, an active program of public relations. I find nothing in our code 
nor in our bylaws which says we should hide our light under a bushel. 
Masonry is just as good and better than it ever has been and the need for 
a philosophy which is opposed to those organizations which would sup- 
press freedom is greater now than it ever has been before." 

Here are a few excerpts from his splendid address: 

"This nation grew to manhood in the principles of Masonry under 
the leadership of Masons. 

Ours is a great heritage. Our organization is built upon the simplest 
Christian principles, the story of the Good Samaritan as you find it in 
the tenth chapter of St. Luke, where an enemy of one, humbled himself 
by extending the hand of kindness, and beyond that is no teaching in 
our fraternity. One of our great privileges is the opportunity to have 
learned in order that we may lead. It is ours to build and to grow. Let us 
accept the responsibility which is ours in a manner that befits the cloak 
which we wear." 


105th Annual, Davenport, April 21-22, 1961. 
M.E. Comp. Milton A. Schoell, G.H.P. 


M.E. Comp. Ross J. Camblin, Grand Secretary. 

M.E. Comp. Edgar H. Epperly, elected 1961-62. 

Chapters 91, membership 15,930, net loss 257. 

Eleven CH.P.'s present and duly honored. Seventeen distinguished 
guests, including the General G.H.P. and heads of the other York Rite 
and Scottish Rite Bodies of Iowa. Forty-eight Grand Representatives 
responded to the roll call. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"The condition of the Craft is one topic which I wish that I did not 
have to report on because there are so many facets, both good and bad. 
contingent upon it. We had another loss in membership which has been 
disappointing to your Grand Chapter Officers. Our loss by death and 
demissions were again higher than last year. Losses by suspension were 
less and I believe will continue to be less in the future. Our total exalta- 
tions was also disappointing because we had hoped for at least as many 
as last year. I believe that with the present program we are following 
our membership is STRONGER. We are working more as a UNIT, and 
our DEGREES are BETTER and consequently our new members are more 
satisfied and interested. 

"We were grieved to hear of the death of P. G.H.P. Delos David 
Monlux, and of 408 of our Companions. We can perpetuate their memories 
in our Lodges and Chapters by carrying on their ideals and the work 
they were doing. 

The Board of Custodians and Instructors has accomplished so much 
with so little in a short period of time. They have, and deserve, the 
THANKS of this Grand Chapter. 

Order of Demolay. Companions, herein lies the future of Masonry. 
The Demo-lays f today are the Masons of tomorrow. In my almost 40 
years of association with De Molay I have gained a lot more than I have 
given and on more than on occasion, when my Masonic morale was low, 
their spirit and enthusiasm have given me a big boost. I believe our 
Grand Representatives are a very important part of our Grand Chapters. 
Many good ideas can be exchanged through correspondence of the ac- 
credited and appointed Grand Representatives. 

(A long list of visitations showed that the G.H.P. had had a very 
busy term of office.) 

"I recommend that an additional Grand Chapter office be created 
and to be identified as Grand Inspector. 

"I recommend that after the Annual Convocation of 1964 that the 
office of Grand Treasurer be discontinued and the office of Grand Secre- 
tary to be known as Grand Secretary-Treasurer." 

Report of Grand Secretary showed a total of 15,924 members— a loss 
of 261. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a balance on hand March 31, 1961, 
of $13,779.28 and a total of U.S. securities on hand March 7, 1961, of 


96th Annual, Wichita, March 6-7, 1961. 


Chapters 89, membership 15,938, net loss 134. 

M.E. Comp. Harry E. Crosswhite, G.H.P. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Charles S. McGinness, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. J. Henry Reb, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Total representation at Grand Chapter, 230; Grand Representatives 
other Grand Chapters, 60; distinguished visitors, 10; District Deputy 
G.H.P.'s, 15; Chapters represented, 65; number of Chapters NOT repre- 
sented, 24; total Chapters on roll, 89. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"I wish that every Capitular Mason in this state would resolve to 
devote a part of each month to the study of Masonry, especially Capitu- 
lar Masonry. I mean something beyond the ritual — something of its 
origin, traditions, history, symbolism and philosophy. Until a Mason has 
done this he can appreciate only dimly Masonic ideals and apply the,m 
only in part to the conditions and status of every-day life. 

We are prone to think that Masonry exists for its members alone. 
This is true to a limited extent only. The existence of a Masonic Body 
means a general raising of the standard of morality in that town or city. 
The legal codes of our state seek to regulate our conduct and to tell us 
what we must and must not do. That is not enough. The welfare of so- 
ciety depends on much that is outside of legal restraint. One of the 
greatest of outside forces is religion and the Church. Between these two 
— the LAW, with its rigid discipline, and RELIGION, with its spiritual 
grace — stands MASONRY, with its philosophy of life, its moral teachings 
and its close association to all men. These THREE are pillars by which 
society is upheld: religion, morals and law; wisdom, strength and beauty 

Necrology. We are most grateful that the Supreme Architect of the 
Universe has left our grand line intact for the year. One of our beloved 
Past G.H.P.'s was called to his celestial home when M.E. Chas. A. 
Loucks died on December 8, 1960. Our Sister Jurisdiction Missouri lost 
their "Mr. Mason," Ray V. Denslow, who died on September 10, 1960. 
Our Grand Jurisdiction joins the Grand Jurisdiction of Missouri and all 
the rest of the world where Masonry is known and revered in mourning 
the passing of this great and good man, Mason and Masonic scholar with- 
out peer." 

AREA MEETINGS were reported as stimulating interest and 
activity among the Craft. The District Deputies have worked well as 
their reports show. We compliment them and appreciate highly the 
character and amount of work they have so ably done. Our annual School 
of Instruction for District Deputies, Grand Officers and interested work- 
ers was held at Newton on March 23-24. There was a good attendance 
and excellent instruction was given. I feel that this School of Instruction 
is essential and necessary for the welfare and best interests of the Grand 

At long last, and following several years of sustained effort, our 
new Book of Laws and Ceremonies came off the press. An informed 
Mason is a better Mason, so I heartily endorse the continuance of the 
bulletins that our Grand Secretary has been sending out. 

My year is ending — but not my interest in this great and glorious 
work — and with fond memories that I will cherish by reason of this, 
one of the happiest years of my life." 


The Grand Treasurer reported a total of $24,833.94 on hand. 

Report of Grand Secretary — "It was a good year despite the loss of 
134 in membership. Thirty-two of our Chapters ended the year with net 
gains, 53 Chapters had losses, four neither gain nor loss. We exalted 
only 502, which was 81 less than last year. We admitted 36, 43 less than 
last year. We restored 111, which was 21 more than last year. We had a 
much better record of suspensions this year — 311 against 391 last year, 
a decrease of 80. 

Apparently what is needed is just old fashioned planning and hard 
work on the part of Chapter leadership. That is, and always has been, 
the PROBLEM of Capitular Masonry." 

Report of Committee on Correspondence. Kenneth K. Pomeroy, Chair- 
man, reviewed. "From the proceedings reviewed we note there is a 
marked sameness of problems and experience: small attendance, SUS- 
PENSIONS, poor ritual performances. No one has come forth with the 
full solution for any problem. Some point out the trouble and even sug- 
gest remedies which are applauded, but the difficulty of execution is 
apparent. Chapters continue the same practices." 

(Canada was not reviewed. Comp. A. P. Goering, Hamilton, Ontario, 
is their representative near Canada.) 


143rd Annual, Louisville, October 18-19, 1960. 

Chapters 90, membership 15,458, net loss 194. 

Curtis B. Coates, G.H.P. 

Chas. K. A. McGaughey, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— P. Alfred Lindsey, G.H.P. 1960-61. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"In the annals of my Masonic career the sands of time have indeed 
run swifty. I am now brought face to face with the history of the year, be 
it good or bad. 

I trust that the knowledge and experience gained at this Annual 
Convocation may prove to be an inspiration to all of us and an uplift to 
the cause of Capitular Masonry throughout this great Commonwealth. 

One of the most pleasing experiences of our Annual Convocation is 
the privilege of welcoming to our midst the distinguished guests of other 
Grand Jurisdictions. 

To the P.G.H.P.'s of this Jurisdiction I shall be ever indebted for 
your wisdom and experience, counsel and service. I greet and welcome you 
to this Grand Convocation. You are the light of the Craft and the salt of 
the Fraternity. 

We are grateful that the Scythe of Time spared the lives of all our 
Grand Chapter line, yet it has taken two of our beloved High Priests, 
Comps. Chas. A. Keith and Harry W. Baker, whom we revere and honor. 
To our Sister Jurisdictions we also extend our deepest sympathy in the 
loss of so many Companions. 

VISITATIONS: Four pages of detailed visitations follow. 


"So far as I am able to discern, peace and harmony prevail, except 
for a few Chapters. Where there may seem to be FACTIONS, this is NOT 
for the GOOD and WELL-BEING of Capitular Masonry. No man should 
accept an honor in Capitular Masonry unless he is willing to assume 
every RESPONSIBILITY that goes with the HONOR. Then we will have 
LESS SUSPENSIONS. I recommend the "Royal Arch Magazine" be read 
by Companions. This will help us to get a better understanding of R.A. 

The inspection system of our Grand Chapter has proven successful 
and too much credit cannot be given to the Chief Inspector, Area In- 
spectors and District Inspectors. SOME of the District Inspectors did 
NOT make any inspection in their district at all. If an Inspector sees that 
his duties are too great and his time too valuable to be the inspector of 
that particular district let HIM so tell the G.H.P. and GET RELIEVED. 

[So say I, most heartily.] 

And now as I return to you the gavel I do so in the EARNEST hope 
and confident EXPECTATION that your love for the institution of R.A. 
Masonry will guard it from all danger and guide it in the pathway of 
safety and prosperity." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total receipts of $19,412.10 and 
total to be accounted for of $38,510.32. Balance of $20,087.89. Value of 
securities, $76,500. 

Report of Grand Secretary : Four Chapters earned the General Grand 
Chapter Certificate. Members per last returns, 15,852; advanced, 538; 
admitted, 37; reinstated, 62; total, 6:37. Died, 265; suspended, 481; de- 
mitted, 86; total, 831. Total membership, 15,658. Net loss, 194. 

Report on Old Masons' Home at Shellyville, Kentucky 

"We, the Committee of cur Old Masons' Home, met at the Home on 
June 19, 1960. We made an inspection of the Home and found it in good 
shape. On this date there were 122 residents and there were five on the 
waiting list for admittance. We inspected the hospital and found 64 
residents receiving treatments. We are proud to say that our hospital is 
one of the BEST in the state." 

Report of Inspectors' Committee 

"Of 90 Chapters inspected, 16 opened and closed in all degrees, 14 
opened and closed in three degrees, 36 opened and closed in TWO degrees, 
19 opened and closed in ONE degree, and FIVE DID NOT OPEN OR 

Fifty-seven Chapters had 10 per cent or more of their members 
present at their inspection, 13 less than last year. Thirty-one Chapters 
had an average ATTENDANCE that was BETTER than last year, 36 
reported a decrease, while 21 the same as last year. Nineteen Chapters 
reported all their officers present 75 per cent of all Convocations, 861 
officers present at inspection, 219 ABSENT at INSPECTION. Sixty-four 
Chapters have BOTH treasurer and secretary bonded; 24 have NEITHER 

There were 878 stated Convocations held during the year and 175 
Special Convocations, for a total of 1,053' Convocations held. 

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH. In his acceptance speech the incoming 
G.H.P. said: "During the past few years I have heard a great deal of talk 
about the DECLINE of R.A. Masonry. I have studied this problem and I 


have come to the conclusion that the FAULT IS NOT in Masonry but IN 
MASONS. We should set an example before the NON-MASON that he 
would LIKE TO BECOME LIKE US and be a member of such an or- 
ganization. We should live like Masons 24 hours a day. We should con- 
duct our family life, our business life, our SOCIAL LIFE on a Masonic 
plane so HIGH that the OUTSIDER sees our GOOD WORKS and wants 
to become a PART of such a group. The problem is NOT in Masonry 


114th Annual, DeRidder, March 13-14, 1961. 

Chapters 63, membership 10,491, net loss 26. 

M.E. Harry B. Manning, G.H.P. 

M.E. Lee W. Harris, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Jack L. Stephen, Grand High Priest. 

The Committee on Credentials reported — present, 14 Grand officers, 
11 Past Grand High Priests, 7 District Deputies, 11 out of state visitors, 
174 Companions registered. Total number present, 217. Chapters repre- 
sented, 52. 

Fred W. Culver of Monroe, Louisiana, was awarded the Grand 
Chapter medal. J. Luther Jordan, Past General Grand High Priest made 
the presentation. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"At the beginning of the year I was not interested in breaking 
records in numerical gains, but I wanted to stress making better Royal 
Arch Masons. By this I meant more interested and better informed Royal 
Arch Masons. My hope is that if we have made better Royal Arch Masons 
that it will bear fruit in the future. Far too many Companions accept an 
office in their Chapter without realizing the responsibilities of the office. 

Quite a number of 25-year cards and several 50-year cards were 
issued. This is a very fine way of showing our appreciation to our Com- 
panions for their many years of service. 

[In too many instances the payment of dues has been the main ser- 
vice for many years of some Masons to whom 50-year cards or jewels 
have been presented.] 

(Many of the bylaws approved by the G.H.P. were for the increasing 
of yearly dues — a practical facing up to problems created by inflationary 
values of the dollar.) 

The Southwest Conference of Grand Chapter officers met in Bossier 
City on September 2 and 3, 1960. I firmly believe that such meetings as 
this will be a great benefit to the Grand Officers who attend. 

I recommend that the incoming Grand High Priest instruct his Dis- 
trict Deputies that as they visit the Chapters in their district they 
examine the books of the Chapter. They should check to see that the 
financial records are properly kept and that the Book of Marks is com- 

As my successor takes over I pledge my assistance and wish for him 


a happy, successful year." 

Grand Treasurer's Report showed a balance in checking account of 
$10,376.17 and total financial assets of $63,966.66. 

Grand Secretary's Report — All Chapters held 882 meetings. Seven 
Chapters reported a 10 per cent or better gain. Total number of degrees 
conferred, 1,624; exalted, 417; demitted, 65; deaths, 202; net loss, 26. 
Report of Special Committee 

"The Educational Bureau of the General Grand Chapter (Box 529, 
Trenton, Missouri) has available in large quantities numerous promo- 
tional leaflets, folders, pamphlets and the like, available at cost, just a 
few pennies each. These have been prepared by the foremost Royal Arch 
Masons in the nation and are designed to interest "Blue Lodge Masons" 
in the capitular degrees. A supply of these could be maintained at the 
Grand Secretary's office to be supplied Chapters as desired." 

Report of Lee W. Harris, Chairman Foreign Correspondence Committee 

"Preparing Reviews is expensive, but they are an asset to Grand 
Chapters if used and to workers in the capitular field if studied. 

Gains and losses in membership are running neck and neck, about 
one-half of the Grand Chapters show a gain. The downward trend con- 

Other interesting things found in the proceedings are: (1) Efforts 
to shorten the Grand Line meeting defeat. (2) A serious problem, "rent," 
facing some Chapters. (3) One G.H.P. had an idea, "Chapter officers 
ought to work," and recommended that at least once a year they confer 


136th Annual, Portland, May 2, 1961. 

Chapters 6, membership 12,013, net loss 206. 

M.E. Comp. Charles R. Leavitt, G.H.P. 

R.E. Earl D. Webster, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. George H. Winter Jr., G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Committee on Credentials reported: chartered Chapters 69, repre- 
sented 59, representatives 114, Grand Officers present 25, G. Repre- 
sentatives 51 (Canada was not represented). 
Address of the Grand High Priest 

"There seems to be a feeling that with renewed devotion, enthusiasm 
and loyalty, R.A. Masonry in the State of Maine will be put in its rightful 
place among the Chapters. It CAN and WILL be done.'* 

(The G.H.P. then spoke feelingly of the loss by death of 302 Com- 

"The Schools of Instruction, conducted by M.E. Comp. Clyde French, 
were well attended, resulting in increased interest and Capitular Masonry 
knowledge. These schools are an integral part of our Capitular Rite and 
should not be considered lightly." 

VISITS: "From these visits to Sister Jurisdictions one gains a great 
deal of knowledge, studying and learning Masonic techniques and pro- 
cedure." (Then follows a list of these visits.) 

Commenting on his visit to triennial in New Orleans, the G.H.P. 
said: "One of our great problems still is to IMPROVE the PRESENTA- 
TION of our DEGREES. Masonry has failed to properly indoctrinate our 
members with the tenents and precepts of our profession. 

"Is there anything WRONG with Masonry? It is possible that we 
might make a few minor adjustments to meet with this modern way of 


life, but Masonry, with all her beautiful degrees, has stood the test of 
both TIME and EXPERIENCE. We have been ridiculed by the ignorant 
and the intolerant. We have been tested by the ravages of time and the 
devestations of wars and yet nothing has been able to dim its lustre." 

The Deputy G.H.P., Grand Scribe, Grand King as well as District 
Deputy G.H.P.'s presented splendid reports that give a clear picture of 
conditions in the Subordinate Chapters. 

Grand Treasurer's Report showed receipts of $22,796.42 and total 
assets worth $107,693.76. 

M.E. Comp. Webster, GRAND SECRETARY, reported for the Com- 
mittee on Returns: 41 Chapters showed a loss in membership, 26 show a 
gain, 2 neither gain nor loss. The largest gain — Maine No. 73 was 17; 
and greatest loss — York No. 5, 24. 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE: Henry R. Gillis, in his topical- 
type Review, gives his Maine readers, and to Reviewers generally, many 
comments of great interest, passing on information of value to Capitular 
Masonry. In particular I would like to refer to his splendid Review of 
New York. 

[The Well's Review, which this Reviewer (Canada's) missed through 
not receiving the Proceedings of New York last year. I would like to re- 
produce it in full, but shall have to be content with a few of the QUOTES 
from Companion Gillis' review.] 

"With the rock-ribbed stability of a Masonic landmark, the custom 
of suspension for N.P.D.'s remains effective with most Masonic bodies, 
in spite of its DEVASTATING effect on Craft MORALE and member- 
ship totals. No one admits RESPONSIBILITY." 

"Let us pause and WEEP at the STAGGERING total it assumed in 
the Grand Chapter of New York for the past 20 years (1938-1958)— 
10,761. This is nearly one-third of our present membership — and greater 
than the present total membership of 30 Grand Jurisdictions within the 
territorial boundaries of U.S.A." 

bodies in the Craft, Wells goes on to say) : "Freedom from annual DUES, 
the drudgery of their collection and the spectre of their nonpayment 
would leave the members at liberty to enjoy Masonry to its fullest 
extent." . . . "Is it any wonder that thoughtful Companions question. 
'Does the offence justify the penalty?' " 


38th Annual, Winnipeg, February 8, 1961. 

Chapters 17, membership 1,267, net increase 2. 

M.E. Comp. Fred C. Nixon, Grand First Principal presiding. 

M.E. Cecil Hutchings, Grand Scribe E. 

Elected— M.E. A. L. Lamont, Grand First Principal 1961-62. 

Many distinguished guests were introduced and given appropriate 
honors, among them M.E. Comp. Fred J. Hand, General Grand Principal 
Sojourner of Alberta, and M.E. Comp. F. E. Simmons, Trustee of the 
General Grand Chapter. His Honor Comp. Errick F. Willis, Lieu- 


tenant-Governor of Manitoba, was escorted into the Chapter by an honor 
guard and introduced. 

ADDRESS of the Grand Master of Manitoba, Abram J. Sawatsky: 
"In this modern age it is becoming more difficult to maintain the 
prestige and influence of Free Masonry because the numerical strength of 
Masonry is not maintained on a par with the natural increase of the 
population in the world; consequently, Masonic Light and influence is 
being correspondingly dimmed in the density of the human forest; sec- 
ondly, as one P.G. Master once so aptly put it, because 'Free Masonry is 
an island of SERIOUSNESS in a SEA of CARE-FREE and CARELESS 
living.' The diversity of attractions nowadays is all towards the lighter 
and temporal which, with its constant influx of new innovations, create 
new conditions and change in the manner of living; leaving no time for 
serious contemplation of the unchanging and enduring aspects of life. 

"Freemasonry presents the most wonderful opportunity for service 
in every area of life which seeks to enoble and purify. It offers the in- 
dividual the broadest field to find his place where he may invest himself 
at his best for the good of mankind. 

"Tolerance is one of the greatest virtues Freemasonry teaches. We 
must learn to be men of vision who will recognize MERIT regardless 
from which segment of Masonry it may come, and encourage every effort 
that will help men to lead a better life." 

Fourteen Grand First Principals assembled at the altar and were ac- 
corded Grand Honors. 

Address of the Grand First Principal 

At this time let us pause and pay tribute to our 46 Companions who 
have passed to the Grand Chapter above. To their families we extend 

I visited all Chapters of this Grand Jurisdiction officially. (The 
Grand Z. then gave detailed accounts of his visits.) 

"In August I attended the all-Canada Conference of R.A. Masons 
held in Vancouver. I do not wish to be critical, but to me there does not 
seem to be any objective in view for the all-Canada Grand Conference. 

Report of the Grand Historian: I have written a history of all the 
Chapters in Manitoba with the exception of TWO (named). I have the 
biographies of our Past Grand First Principals written up with few 
exceptions. I have completed the history of Grand Chapter of Manitoba 
up to 1933 with data on hand up to 1943. 

REPORT of Grand Scribe E.: 7 Chapters showed net gains in mem- 
bership 10 losses. Advanced 110, affiliations 10, restored 1, total 121. 
Demits 40, suspensions 33, deaths 46, loss 119. net increase 2. 

The Grand Executive held four meetings for the year 1960-61. 
Quoted from the THIRD meeting is an item of interest to Ontario R.A. 
Masons. M.E. Comp. Nixon reported on the Vancouver all-Canada Con- 
ference of August 23-24: A great deal of time was spent in trying to 
formulate plans to have the Grand Chapter of Canada in Ontario rejoin 
the Conference. There were 43 Representatives from other Grand Juris- 
dictions in attendance, but there was no representative from Ontario. 

Report of the Fraternal Correspondent: 55 Chapters dealt with. He 
notes that 24 of the Grand Chapters he dealt with showed GAINS of 


from 4 to 389, 29 showed LOSSES from 7 to 1,037, Illinois being the 
greatest looser. In Illinois suspensions must now be approved by the 

The Grand Chapter cancels dues (per capita) when dues are right- 
fully remitted by local Chapters. [An excellent gesture.] 

(Other interesting observations were made and the following sug- 
gestion was given) : "Every Chapter should have a real LIVE commit- 
tee who will list the absentees, phone them before each meeting, check 
the results and phone the necessary ones again. KEEP AFTER them and 

The Committee on EDUCATION makes 13 interesting RECOM- 
MENDATIONS from which I wish to direct to your attention to numbers 
7, 10 and 12. (7) That the examination of M.M.M.'s and M.E.M.'s be con- 
ducted in open lodge to be followed by a short talk on these degrees by 
some COMPETENT Companion. (10) That each Chapter designate ONE 
MEETING a year as a 'Special Night' to which ALL Chapters in the 
district are invited. (12) That papers from the Royal Arch Magazine, the 
all-Canada Conference or similar sources be TAPED by some Companion 
with a good speaking voice be made AVAILABLE for the USE of ALL 
the Chapters of the Jurisdiction. [An excellent idea.] 


162nd Annual, Boston, December 13, 1960. 

Chapters 97, membership 24,305, net loss 87. 

M.E. Eugene P. Carver Jr., G.H.P. 

M.E. William F. Clark, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Stanley F. Maxwell, Grand High Priest. 

One hundred and ninety-three Companions present, 19 permanent 
members, including 4 Past Grand High Priests, 5 Past Deputy Grand 
High Priests, 5 Past Grand Kings, 5 Past Grand Scribes. Fifty-nine 
Chapters represented, 33 Grand Chapters represented. 
Address of the Grand High Priest 

"For the third and last time I welcome you all to the Annual Con- 
vocation of the Grand Chapter of Massachusetts — our 162nd. 

Membership for the third time shows a loss — this time 87 members. 
I sincerely hope that my successor will reverse this trend and not only 
reduce our losses but increase our gains. 

I feel that there has been improvement in what you might call the 
morale of our Grand Chapter officers which I think is all to the good, 
although I believe we can still advance along these lines. 

I have visited at least once, for a Chapter meeting or some other 
function, 57 Chapters. 

The high prestige enjoyed by the Grand Chapter of Massachusetts is 
due at least in part to the fact that our Grand High Priest visits each 
year a number of other jurisdictions. I have made 40 visits during my 
three years. I visited two jurisdictions which I think had never received a 
Massachusetts Grand High Priest before. 

Our financial situation has been the item to which I can point with 
the most pride. Our general fund has increased $2,948, our savings bank 
deposits in the reserve fund have increased $4,423. The market value of 
our invested securities in the reserve fund increased some $13,500 and 
are now bringing in considerable more income which is available for 
Grand Chapter expenses. 

No permanent member of Grand Chapter officers has died during 
this last quarter. The grim reaper, however, has taken a heavy toll — 687 
Companions- have gone to their final exaltation during the year. 

Our Grand Chapter Exemplification Degree Team, which for 112 
years has exemplified our four degrees at our Annual Convocation, once 
again this morning and this afternoon has demonstrated its ability and 
has continued its excellent service. This team is of incalculable value as a 
part of our endeavors to do good ritual, and I have no doubt but that it 
stimulates a desire in all of us ordinary ritualists to do better work. 

Last year we attained the highest score for the Lecture Program in 
the 12 years since the program began. There were five Districts with 
perfect scores." 

Report of Grand Secretary— Membership August 31, 1959, 24,392; 
members admitted during year, 983; affiliated and reinstated during 
year, 101; total, 25,476. Deduct: demitted, 261; suspended, 226; deceased, 
684; total, 1,171. Net loss, 87. 

Report of Grand Treasurer — Total income for fiscal year, $23,698.54; 
total expenditures for fiscal year, $21,212.63. Balance of general fund 
November 1, 19-59, $29,753.74; general fund November 1, 1959, $32,239.65. 
Total assets, $136,913\88. 


113th Annual, Petoskey, October 13-14, 1961. 

Chapters 147, membership 29,860, net loss 315. 

M.E. Lawrence William Larsen, G.H.P. 

M.E. Orlo J. Myers, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Jay H. Currier, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

During the past year 700 Companions have answered the summons 
of the Supreme High Priest. M.E. Comp. Chas. John Gray, the oldest 
living P. G.H.P. in point of service, passed away on April 5, 1961. 

Twenty-six Companions have this year been awarded the lapel button 
for 50 years' service as a R.A. Mason. 

Spring and summer Grand Officers' meetings were well attended. 
Reports were given by committee chairmen, many matters discussed, 
advice sought on disposition. At a meeting of the Benevolent Committee 
it was decided to continue the TWO scholarships now granted. (There 
follows a list of formal invitations.) "In each case I talked to the 
Chapter on some phase of capitular interest." 

"February 11 and 12 the Education Committee meeting was held. 
The committee decided that its project for the year would be a study of 


the ritual with a view of greater UNIFORMITY of PRACTICE of the 
several Chapters in conferring the work. The M.M.M. Degree was studied 
in detail. 

March 6 to 21, second annual Carribean cruise. "This is a most in- 
teresting event from a Masonic standpoint. The cruise started from New 
York aboard H.M.S. Empress of England. (Details of this interesting 
event follow.) 

"Our last port of call was Kingston, Jamaica. Here we were received 
by one of the lodges of the English Constitution and witnessed the con- 
ferring the Fellowcraft Degree. There are 13 lodges in Jamaica, seven 
English, five Scott and one Irish. There are four Chapters — all English. 

Two things were impressed upon me in my visits with these brethren. 
First is the UNIVERSALITY of Masonry. Second, our greatest hope for 
peace and security in our time, in the Western Hemisphere, is the con- 
tinued spread of Masonic tenets throughout all enlightened nations. 

looked forward to by each G.H.P. Their interest in Capitular Masonry 
results in lively discussions. In general, the Upper Peninsula is suffering 
greatly from an adverse ECONOMIC climate. Many of the copper and iron 
mines are closed down or abandoned. The picture is not very bright for 
growth at the present. In spite of the adverse conditions I find that the 
Companions generally are ACTIVE and somewhat OPTIMISTIC. In fact, 
they have had a slight gain in membership. 

The Thanksgiving service in St. Paul's Cathedral, Detroit, was one 
of the great events of the capitular year in Michigan. 

At the General Grand Chapter, New Orleans, which I attended Oc- 
tober 8-13, it was pointed out by the General G.H.P. that there had been 
a loss of 200,000 members in General Grand Chapter in the last 30 years. 
"It is a serious matter and deserves the consideration of all who are 
interested in the welfare of the Craft." 

April 17-18 Grand Chapter in the Province of Ontario. (The G.H.P. 
spoke very highly of his visit and reception at this event, and also of the 
reception given P.G.H.P. Arthur M. Burke, representative of the Canada 
Grand Chapter near Michigan.) 

Among the many permissions granted were several to Michigan 
Chapters to visit or to entertain several Canadian Chapters. [One of 
these was to Ionic Chapter, Detroit, to visit the St. Andrew Chapter, 
London, Ontario, my own Chapter. The hosts put on the Holy R.A. Degree. 
Alternate visits between these two Chapters have continued through 
several years with an ever-increasing warmth of fellowship.] 

"During the year your G.H.P. has sent monthly letters to the Chap- 
ters. There have been many favorable comments. . . Bare statistics 
mean nothing per se. Nor am I deeply worried by numerical losses. I am 
disturbed by the current trend. The problem is by no means a simple one. 
There are many facets. No one can claim to have more than a partial 

The world has seen throughout its history many social revolutions 
such as we are now experiencing. Each one has been marked by physical 
and intellectual strife. But every time the climb, though steep, has ended 
in a new plateau of improved living and greater understanding. This one 
is no exception. . . One thing is to gear our thinking to the modern 
world in which we live. It is foolish to say laws, bylaws, regulations are 


unchangeable. There are SOME customs not covered in the Books of the 
Law specifically that we speak of as traditional and therefore SACRO- 
SANCT. Some of them act to the detriment of our Order in this day 
and age. One of these is our reluctance to PUBLICITY of any sort. The 
fact is that York Rite Masonry is RELATIVELY unknown. We desparate- 
ly need PUBLIC RELATIONS MEN in all our Chapters. Read the fra- 
ternal page of your daily paper. Other fraternal orders are not reluctant 
to seek publicity. Public relations is an integral part of our modern way 
of life. Why should we hesitate to supply press notices to the local 
papers ? They want this kind of news, particularly if it contains local 

[With this statement I agree to a limited extent provided that such 
publicity is dignified and carefully considered as to its probable impact 
upon the general public as not aimed at inducing individuals to merely 
put in applications. This I feel is also the intent of the G.H.P. of Michi- 
gan, B. S. S.] 

"We need a comprehensive survey of the population changes in 
Michigan. Industry calls it market research. Industry has been lost and 
the Chapters are withering on the vine. To my mind it is better to pro- 
pose consolidation than to permit these Chapters to show continual 
shrinkage in membership, poor attendance, lack of inetrest and inability 
to elect officers to the point where surrender of the charter is the only 

"A third great need of our Grand Chapter is a WORTHY charitable 
activity to which each Companion can point with pride as an accomplish- 
ment and say, 'I have a part in that project.' 

"Underneath all of the great confusion and tensions of our world 
today there are great advances taking place. In such an atmosphere 
Masonry will grow and flourish again." 

[I have devoted considerable space to the G.H.P.'s thought-provoking 
report and as a consequence I shall have to omit other interesting matters 
dealt with in the reports of our very progressive neighboring Sister 
Grand Jurisdiction.] 


100th Annual, Duluth, October 9-10, 1961. 

Chapters 75, membership 16,022, net loss 616. 

M.E. Comp. Clarence A. Olson, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Emil A. Wold, Grand Secretary. 

Elected — M.E. Comp. Arthur J. Peterson, Grand High Priest. 

Fourteen distinguished guests were presented and given the Grand 
Honors. Numbers present — Grand Officers 13, Past Grand High Priests 
9, Deputy Grand Lecturers 8, Chapters represented 41, Past High Priests 

NECROLOGY report presented by Gerald Bisbee: "We owe all we 
have to those who have gone before us. Our Chapter would not be 
here today if those Companions had not gone before us. The freedom we 
cherish and the fellowship we share have been bought with the lives of 
those who make our unseen future a warm and wonderful place because 


they are there. The fellowship we share as Companions rises from the 
paths we have walked together. 

Our circle of Companionate fellowship is not broken, they but go to 
prepare our coming. Let us be inspired by the gift of their lives and re- 
double our efforts in building our order to greater heights that we may 
add worthiness to their names." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total assets of $88,543.32. 

Report of Grand Secretary — Membership September 1, 1960, 16,122. 
Gains — exalted 462, joined 36, restored 18; total gain 516. Losses — with- 
drawn 130, stricken 148. died 338, total losses 616. Membership Septem- 
ber 1, 1961, 16,022. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"We are convening as a body in the State of Minnesota for the ONE 

During the last 100 years the growth of Royal Arch Masonry in 
Minnesota went through troubled times and good times. As we convene 
here 100 years later we find more or less the same situation. Through all 
the adversities we have become a large and strong body. We are proud 
of Royal Arch Masonry in Minnesota. 

The Grand Chapter of Minnesota has the entire eyes of Capitular 
Masonry focused upon it at the present time and for the next two years, 
with the ascension of our own Companion, Most Excellent Edwin A. 
Martini, to the office of GENERAL Grand High Priest of the GENERAL 
Grand Chapter. I have no specific recommendations to offer, other than 
that each and every one of us, as Royal Arch Masons, continue to work 
for the betterment and continued growth of our great institution." 

Report of Committee on the State of the Rite: "Some Chapters have 
done very well this year in exalting new members — eight Chapters each 
took in from 15 to 45 new members. 

The good work of these few Chapters is offset in so many Chapters 
by very heavy losses, either by death or other causes, that the net result 
is a loss of membership for the state as a whole during the year just 
closed. Spring festivals were held in each of the eight District this year. 
Over 150 candidates were exalted to the sublime degree of the Royal 
Arch at these spring festivals. 

In some Chapters of this Jurisdiction there is a high level of interest 
in Capitular Masonry, with good ritualistic work and new members being 
exalted regularly. In many of the Chapters the work proceeds, but there 
is no great enthusiasm nor interest. There are also a few Chapters 
where there is neither enthusiasm nor interest and for all practical pur- 
poses the Chapters seem to be dormant. It is our conclusion that the 
greatest need in the near dormant Chapters is a set of enthusiastic of- 

In the Report of the Committee on Finance there is one interesting 
item— Fund for furthering the cause of R.A.M. $1,500. 

[Let us hope it is money well spent to stimulate this state to greater 
success in starting its next 100 years. B. S. S.] 


113th Annual, Jackson, May 10-11, 1961. 

Chapters 58, membership 10,707, net loss 86. 

M.E. Earl F. Goodwin, G.H.P. 

R.E. P. W. Matthews, Acting Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Laurence S. Russ, G.H.P. 1961-62; Cecil A. Thorn, 
Grand Secretary. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"Today we have distinguished visitors representing other bodies of 
Masonry in our state as well as those from other Jurisdictions. To you I 
extend a warm welcome. 

Visits: On only two occasions was I unable to attend Chapter meet- 
ings in the state to which I had been invited. 

(Among the Chapters that displayed exceptionally good ritual work 
the G.H.P. mentions Tylertown No. 140 and Tupelo No. 109.) 

"I was very much impressed with a talk given by Comp. J. W. Al- 
ford, G. High Priest of McComb No. 90 on the occasion of the 5'0th anni- 
versary of Eupora Chapter No. 131. Grand Chaplain Allen Cabaniss gave 
a most interesting address on The Romance of Masonry.' This was one of 
the best attended meetings at which I had the pleasure of being present. 

Our Grand Chapter had had a loss in membership for the first time 
in many years. (Usual causes — deaths and N.P.D.'s.)" 

Report of the Fraternal Correspondent, Comp. T. Z. Whitehead: "Of 
of the 38 Proceedings read, I found that 19 states showed a gain while 
the other 19 showed a LOSS. One state had a loss of 1,307 members. 
Another lost 606, while the greatest gain in any state was only 3*83. This 
should give us some concern. 

"I had the feeling that the ATTENDANCE was better than in 
previous years. It seemed that INTEREST had begun to grow and will 
continue to grow at an accelerated pace and our membership gains will 
start climbing. . . We must practise more strenuously and courageously 
the teachings of Masonry that faith that develops honesty and unselfish- 
ness that makes a man big enough to live and let live. Then will our 
great institution become a mighly power throughout the land and we 
shall be indeed worthy to be called Companions." 

Report of Grand Secretary: Additions: exalted 402, affiliated 41, re- 
instated 104, total 547. Deductions: suspended N.P.D.'s 427, demitted 58, 
died 148, total 633. Net loss 86. 

Report of Grand Treasurer: Total assets March 31, 1961, $116,367.92. 

Report of Grand LECTURER T. O. Gore Jr., P.G.H.P.: "We cannot 
help the losses incurred by death, but we CAN make sure that such losses 
are not crippling. This year (as seen above) we had the largest number 
of suspensions in 25 years or more. In the past eight years 2,730 Com- 
panions in Mississippi were suspended, an average of 341 per year. I am 
fully convinced that the real SECRET to success of any organization is: 
(1) knowledge of the subject; (2) enthusiasm; (3) willingness to WORK 
HARD (for which there is no substitute). 


As Grand Lecturer I have always been impressed and tried to impress 
others with the IMPORTANCE OF HIGH QUALITY of our rendition of 
the ritual. Yes, we are all interested in the QUANTITY of our member- 
ship, but we should stress even more the high QUALITY of our work. If 
we stress QUALITY, QUANTITY will take care of itself." 


115th Annual, Sikeston, April 25, 1961. 

Chapters 104, membership 22,902, net loss 270. 

M.E. Merritt S. Gwinn, G.H.P. 

R.E. Bruce H. Hunt, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. William R. Denslow, Grand High Priest. 

Fifteen Grand High Priests were presented at the altar and extended 
the Grand honors. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"Work in these earthly quarries ended during the year that has past 
for 594 Companions. We here pause for a memorial service under the 
direction of our Grand Chaplain. 

Masonry in Missouri has been fortunate for many years, because 
Most Excellent Companion Ray V. Denslow served and counselled it. The 
administration of Grand Chapter affairs suffered a great loss with his 

The mere presentation of figures does not always present true pic- 
tures. It has seemed to me all during the past year that interest in and 
enthusiasm for Royal Arch Masonry is on the mend. It behooves us all 
to continue working diligently. 

A contribution in the amount of $500 was made to Pusan Children's 
Hospital in Korea. 

The unbounded hospitality extended to me at each meeting I attend- 
ed, regardless of its nature, the renewals of friendship and the display of 
enthusiasm for the Craft were ample reward for my visitation efforts. 
(Then followed a lengthy list with brief description.) I say to everybody, 
thank you, and surely could do no better than repeat words from Holy 
Writ, "My peace I leave with you." 

Report of Grand Treasurer: Total credits to March 31, 1961, $69,367; 
total bank deposits March 31, 1961, $34,591.27; total invest funds, $115,- 

Report of Grand Secretary: Number of members December 31, 1959, 
23,172; number exalted, 811; number affiliated, 93; number reinstated, 
175; total, 24,251. Demitted, 246; suspended, 506; expelled, 3; deaths, 
594; total, 1,349. Number of members December 31, 19'6'0, 22,902; net loss, 

Report of Committee on Returns of Chapters 

"Audit reports from 19 Chapters showed no exaltations for the year. 
For the entire state there were 811 exaltations in I960. This is encourag- 
ing because it is an increase of 14 over the previous year. 


There were 594 deaths among our members last year. This is 82 
more than for the previous year. Obviously we are now in a period when 
death is taking large numbers of Companions who petitioned during the 
years immediately following World War 1. We must recognize the need 
for more intensive membership drives if we are to offset this loss." 

The Royal Arch Forum was under the direction of R.E. Comp. Wil- 
liam R. Denslow, Grand King. He advised the Companions that after 
careful consideration of the many advantages and disadvantages regard- 
ing the location of the Grand Secretary's office, it had been decided to 
remove it from Trenton to Kirksville. 

R.E. Comp. Denslow discussed the arrangements of Chapter dis- 
tricts for the coming year. It was his decision to enlarge the number of 
districts from eight to 19. 

The incoming High Priest proposed to make business trips to Chap- 
ters and Chapter districts during his year rather than to expend his 
energies attending social functions and dinner meetings. M.E. Comp. 
Denslow stated that the District Deputy Grand High Priests whom we 
would appoint would be regarded as his personal representatives at all 
times, and he called upon all Chapters to recognize them as such and to 
work with them. 

Report of Committee on Senior Membership: Total membership on 
December 31, 1960, 2i2,283; members 65 years of age and over, 6,161 or 
23-% ; paid 1960 dues, 4,760 or 92%; had I960 1 dues remitted, 303 or 6%; 
granted further time to pay 1960 dues, 38 or 1%; suspended for N.P.D., 
26 or 1%; granted demits, 36 or 1%. 

"Your committee is indeed gratified with the very low number of 
suspensions and demits as well as the few that were granted further time 
to pay. 

Our statistics tell us that the 26 suspensions of our senior members 
was only 5^ per cent of the amazing total of 503 for the state and 
demits only 15 per cent, whereas our senior membership is better than 
23 per cent of all our members. 

It is the opinion of this committee that all dues should be disposed 
of during the year to which they apply. Extension of time to a member 
who is unable to pay instead of remitting his dues doubles his burden 
when the new year comes around and usually creates disinterest." 

In his report on "The Capitular World" Bruce H. Hunt begins by 
paying a much deserved tribute to the late M. Ex. Comp. Ray V. Denslow r 
whose death occurred during the year. "The Capitular World" was his 
creation and through it for some 27 years he gave to Royal Arch Masons 
around the world an interesting, graphic and comprehensive verbal pic- 
ture of conditions within their Rite. He had a dynamic style of comment- 
ing and an alertness to matters of interest." 

(Six pages are then devoted to tracing the magnificent contributions 
made by "Mr. Mason" of Missouri, his Masonic record and a list of his 
books, pamphlets and publications in the interest of international 
Masonry. Canada joins Masons everywhere in appreciation of this great 
Masonic leader and mourning his departure.) 

[A splendid topical and statistical review by Reviewer Bruce H. 
Hunt follows. I congratulate him and wish I could quote more fully. — 
B. S. S.] 



72nd Annual, Missouli, June 14, 1961. 

M.E. Morris E. Sandford, G.H.P. 

R.E. William A. Thaanum, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. William E. Powell, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Chapters 33, membership 5,012, net gain 19. 

Many distinguished guests were presented, among them Grand Of- 
ficers from Alberta and Manitoba. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"During the past year we have lost 956 of our Companions by death. 
In this group were 23 Past G.H.P.'s. Let us pause while our Grand 
Chaplain gives us a few words and a prayer in memory of those who 
have gone on before. 

"I have every reason to believe that Capitular Masonry in Montana 
is on a decided up-rise. From practically all parts of the state I have 
found a very decided increase of interest in making Master Masons be- 
come York Rite Masons. We do need a little more help from the 
YOUNGER members to step in and serve as some of our Companions are 
advancing in years and need assistance. 

"I believe that our York Rite Incentive Program has brought more 
life into the constituent Chapters and I am confident that if we all retain 
this program that much GOOD will come of it." 

Several pages are devoted to reports on district meetings, district 
Convocations and York Rite Festivals. 

Report of Grand Treasurer: Total receipts of $21,707.99, balance on 
May 31, 1961, of $12,936.59 and total INVESTMENTS of $15,500. 

Report of Grand Secretary: Gains — advanced 170, passed the chair 
175, received and acknowledged 186, exalted 190, total 721. Losses — de- 
mitted 35, suspended N.P.D. 58, suspended N.A. 7, died 98, adjustment 2. 
Total 200. Net gain 19. Eighteen Chapters showed gains, 14 losses and 
one Chapter no change. No Chapter showed a gain of 10 per cent or more. 
Report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence 

"We have reviewed 47 of the 50 domestic Grand Chapters and 12 
foreign Grand Chapter Proceedings. We find that 30 Grand Chapters of 
the 47 domestic Grand Chapters lost in membership and only 17 gained, 
while 11 out of the 12 foreign Grand Chapters gained— ONLY ONE 
LOST. The total LOSS in membership of the 47 domestic Grand Chap- 
ters is 2,820, while the foreign Grand Chapters gained 417. 

IT IS DOUBTFUL IF MORE THAN six Companions in each Chap- 
ter, INCLUDING the OFFICERS, have EVER SEEN their OWN Grand 

So your committee does NOT THINK IT OF ANY BENEFIT to 
write a long report on each Grand Chapter." 

[Inclined to agree with you. — B. S. S.] 


94th Annual, Omaha, December 7-8, 1960. 

Chapters 47, membership 8,181, net loss 103. 

M.E. Comp. Claude A. Rennau, Grand High Priest. 

M.E. Comp. Carl R. Griesen, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Earl W. Schultz, Grand High Priest 1960-61. 

Many distinguished guests were given the Grand honors and escorted 
to seats in the East. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"It is a sincere pleasure to welcome the Companions to this, the 
94th Annual Convocation. I hope that all of you will leave this Grand 
Convocation with the feeling that your time has been well spent and that 
you will have been rewarded for your attendance. 

"We have indeed been fortunate this year in that we have lost none 
of our line officers or Past Grand High Priests. We record the death of 
151 Companions. 

"The Assistant Grand Lecturers have devoted many hours and 
travelled many miles in carrying out their duties for the good of the 
Grand Chapter and we are ever grateful for their assistance. 

"At a conference of Grand Officers who met with me on Wednesday 
afternoon, December 2, and again on Thursday, December 3, some new 
ideas were discussed and plans made for the year. It was decided to con- 
tinue to concentrate on the Most Excellent Master degree during the 

"The Committee on Standardization of Floor Work has been working 
on the final plans for the Royal Arch degree which will be presented to 
this Annual Convocation. 

"I am very happy to report the condition of the Rite in general is 
very good. Most of the Chapters are working and growing. However, 
there are some Chapters that are inactive and we might say dormant. 

"I believe this is a good field for the Grand Lecturer and his as- 
sistants to visit these Chapters and try to get them busy on the forming 
of degree teams. We also have a few Secretaries and High Priests who 
will not answer correspondence. This is not good. 

"To the Past Grand High Priest my grateful thanks for your co- 
operation, assistance and advice. My personal thanks to our Grand Secre- 
tary for counsel and assistance." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed total receipts of $17,824.99 and a 
bank balance December 1, 1960, of $8,853.26. 

Report of Grand Secretary: "Complete annual returns have been 
received from all Chapters and all fees have been paid in full. 

"Eleven Chapters failed to have an exaltations this year as compared 
to six last year. Nine of the 11 had a net loss. 

"We exalted 206 and suspended 169. Why, oh why, do we have to 
suspend so many and why, oh why, can't some arrangement be made to 
take care of our senior members?" 


[A familiar question in R.A.M. in these days.] 

The Grand Secretary gave a splendid report on his visit to General 
Grand Chapter as the representative of Nebraska on the 51st Triennial 
Convocation at New Orleans October 8-14. 

"It seems desirable to quote from the General Grand High Priest's 
address, 'The unity of the York Rite': It has long been my hope that the 
York Rite might be a unified Rite from one end to the other. A big step 
in this direction came when the Grand Encampment authorized Grand 
Commandaries to make the Cryptic degrees a prerequisite to the Orders 
of the Commandary. 

"I can see no more reason for the omission of the Cryptic degrees in 
the York Rite than I can the omission of the degrees of Chapters of Rose 
Croix from the Scottish Rite. No man's instruction in symbolic Masonry 
can ever be complete until he has the lessons that only the Council can 

On the State of the Order the General Grand High Priest said: "No 
one can plead a scarcity of available candidates. We have actually raised 
from 108,000 to 169,000 new Master Masons each and very year in the 
past 10 years. Besides there are 3^ million Master Masons in the United 
States alone who are not members of Chapters. The material is available. 
We are not getting it. Then we are not keeping it after we get it. We are 
losing 25,000 to 30,000 members every year by death and suspension. The 
death loss is unavoidable. The suspension is inexcusable." 

Report of Committee on Fraternal Relations 

M.E. Harold H. Thorn, chairman, presented the report in which he 
reviews 56 Jurisdictions. A significant statement in his introduction is as 
follows: "The most radical idea that has come to my attention is the 
Tripartite system which characterizes the York Rite and the formation 
of our single York Rite group with one set of officers holding one meet- 
ing a month conferring all degrees and orders once or twice a year and 
in several other respects closely modelling the set-up of the Scottish 

[I heartily agree with his comments on the same. This system would 
scarcely encourage members to learn or be interested in ritualistic work. 
As he says, "The same two per cent of the membership would be sitting 
on the sidelines watching them do it while the same 98 per cent would be 
bowling, going to ball games or watching TV."] 

Statistics, M.E. Comp. Thorn notes, "Except for the States of Cali- 
fornia and Ohio, all capitular gains of any moment are concentrated in 
the southern area." He notes that, "One G.H.P. exalted 459 candidates 
himself. We have some active ritualists in Nebraska but none to approach 
that record." [He doesn't say all this in one year, but I presume that this 
is implied in his statement.] His "Interesting Gleanings" are well chosen 
and his remarks on the same forthright and piquant. 

The Netherlands 

Under the Grand Chapter Van Het, July 1, 1961. 

Chapters 14, membership 840. 

M.E. M. ten Cate, Grand First Principal. 

R.E. K. L. Jacobs, Grand Scribe E. 


List of officers with their addresses and telephone numbers follow. 
Delegates for South Africa, Deputy Grand First, Second and Third Prin- 
cipals were listed. Also listed were the names of nine honorary members of 
Grand Chapters (six of them are in England). 

The names of foreign representatives are given, among them Charles 
A. Batt, Belleville, Ontario, their Representative near Canada (Ontario). 
Six Canadian Grand Chapters exchange representatives as well as 14 
Grand Chapters in U.S.A., and also England, Scotland and Argentine. 

New Hampshire 

142nd Annual, Claremont, May 13, 1961. 

M.E. Comp. George D. Goodhue, G.H.P. 

R.E. Comp. Hiram W. Johnson, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Lester W. Holt, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Chapters 26, membership 3,520, net loss 14. 

There were 10 P.G.H.'s present and Representatives from 26 Chap- 
ters. The roll of Grand Representatives was called and answered, as- 
sembled at the Altar, greeted by G.H.P. and given honors. Canada's repre- 
sentative, the Rev. William Barnes, was present. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"Companions, may we pause to pay tribute to 11 Past High Priests 
and 77 Companions who answered the final summons of the Supreme High 
Priest during the year. The Rev. Howard T. Joslyn offered prayer. 

(Here follows quotations from letters sent to officers and Chapters 
during the year by the G.H.P.) 

"We hope that the Chapters will again show a gain and duplicate or 
better last year's record when Grand Chapter showed a gain for the first 
time in several years. 

"Ask every member to bring in ONE candidate. There are some 
13,000 Master Masons that are available for the R.A. Degree. If they 
were qualified to become Master Masons, they are qualified to become 

"That every Chapter subscribe to the "Royal Arch" magazine and 
that the Chapter send a subscription to every Blue Lodge that supplies 
members to the Chapter. 

"I will again repeat what I have said on other occasions, that for the 
York Rite to survive we must dedicate ourselves to the job of selling our 
product, because there are forces in this world today dedicated to the 
task of undermining the principles of friendship, morality and brotherly 
love. So by placing our FAITH in God and dedicating ourselves to the 
task before US we will make this world a BETTER place in which to 

The Deputy G.H.P. submitted a detailed report of his many visita- 
tion assignments during the year. Similar reports were made by the 
Grand Scribe and the Captain of the Host. 

Report of Grand Secretary: "We show a loss of 14 for the year. 
Exaltations were off 12 from the year before. Suspensions were nearly 
double and deaths increased by 10. 


Union Chapter had the most exaltations, 17; Washington Chapter 
had 15 and Mount Horeb had 11. Two Chapters had NO exaltations. 
Eighty-three Companions were awarded 40-year gold buttons this year. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed balance on hand of $4,977.13 

M. Ex. Comp. H. Wall Clarke, Grand First Principal of G.R. Arch 
Chapter of Quebec, brought greetings from the R.A. Masons of Canada. 

Report of Committee on Correspondence: "We, your Committee or. 
Correspondence, report that no foreign communications were received 
requiring our attention." 

Next Annual Convocation to be held in Concord. 

New Jersey 

103rd Annual, Trenton, May 7- 1960. 

Chapters 53, membership 9,066, net loss 230. 

M.E. Comp. Kenneth Ridlay, G.H.P. 

M.E. Comp. William Beck, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Adrien B. Hammell, G.H.P. 

There were 22 Grand Officers present as well as 10 District Deputies. 
10 Past Grand High Priests, 57 Representatives of Chapters, 100 Past 
High Priests, 11 Companions of Subordinate Chapters, 11 distinguished 
guests and two from other Jurisdictions. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"Today, as in years past, our Grand Chapter is honored by the 
presence of many distinguished Companions, representing all branches of 
Masonry. I welcome each and every one of you to this, our 103rd Annual 
Convocation. I am indeed pleased to have the opportunity to greet so 
many representatives from our sister jurisdictions. 

Our Divine Creator has called home 254 of our Companions. Their 
passing leaves a void that cannot be filled. May our memories of them 
be forever bright. 

I had the privilege of attending 170 Masonic functions. Included in 
this total are 55 visits made to 40 of our Chapters. 

Several visitations were to such important functions that I am list- 
ing them separately in the order in which they occurred. (The list fol- 

Thirty 50-year certificates were presented and 12 certificates for 
outstanding service to Royal Arch Masonry. 

The only thing that ever changes in our fraternity is our member- 
ship. It then follows that our trials and tribulations are of our own 
doing. The affairs of the Chapters are conducted in a businesslike man- 
ner, interesting and vital programs are provided, ritual work improves 
and the Companions are selling Royal Arch Masonry where the leadership 
is good. Where leadership is poor the reverse is, of course, true. 

A vast field of opportunity lies before us. We number less than 10 


per cent of our Grand Lodge membership. To bring more light to our 
brothers is our obligation and we should never forget that we have the 
light which they are taught to seek. 

To each and every one of you goes my sincere thanks for the privilege 
of serving in the East and for all your help and kindness." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed satisfactory financial condition 
with an increase of cash on hand. 

Report of Committee on Fraternal Correspondence 

"Forty-six Royal Arch Chapters were reviewed. Twenty-two Grand 
Chapters report increases and 23 show a decrease — an overall net loss of 
1,639. The preliminary report for the year 1969 for the Grand Royal Arch 
Chapter of New Jersey shows a net loss of 230. We thank the courage of 
our M.E. Grand High Priest Kenneth Ridley, who recommended that the 
Chapters review their membership rolls and clean out the dead wood. 
Had our previous Grand High Priests in the last few years made the 
same recommendations we in New Jersey would be showing a gain 
instead of a loss." 

Report of Grand Historian Harold V. B. Voorhis 

"There is so little known about the members who composed the 
Chapters affiliated with our first Grand Chapter. I thought it wise to 
record what is known — names which I have compiled over a period of 
many years research. (There follows interesting detailed reports on two 
Mark Lodges and early Chapters going back to vears 1810-1813. Washing- 
ton Chapter No. 1—1813.) 

New Jersey 

104th Annual, Trenton, May 6, 1961. 

Chapters 51, membership 8,968, net loss 249. 

M.E. Comp. Adrian B. Hommell, G.H.P. 

M.E. Harry R. Pine, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. J. William Gronning, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Nine D.D.G.H.P.'s and eight Past G.H.P.'s were present and many 
distinguished guests. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"First let me extend to you a warm fraternal welcome to this our 
104th Annual Convocation. 

NECROLOGY: Many distinguished Companions of the R.A. Masons 
in our Jurisdiction have gone to their reward this year in the Celestial 
Chapter above. We pause to pay tribute of respect, to manifest love 
toward all and to honor the memory of our departed Companions. We 
record our DEEP sense of LOSS in the passing of M.E. Comp. Oram E. 
Henry, P.G.H.P.; M.E. Comp. William Beck, P.G.H.P.; M.E. Comp. Gustav 
V. Whitehead, P.G.H.P., and to R.E. Comp. T. Orville Wright, P. Grand 

VISITS: (Five pages of visitations in the New Jersey Jurisdiction 
were listed in detail and many visits made in other Jurisdictions were 
also noted. Among these was a visit to the Quarterly Convocation of the 
Supreme Grand Royal Chapter of Scotland held at Edinburgh June 15-17, 


I960, and also a visit to the Grand Lodge of Canada held at Toronto, 
Ontario, July 19-20, 1960.) 

Grand Representative commissioned: M.E. Adrien B. Hommell to 
Canada in Province of Ontario as well as others to Connecticut, Sas- 
katchewan, Ohio and Massachusetts. 

"Two Chapters were consolidated after complying with the con- 
stitution and laws of this Grand Jurisdiction — numbers 44 and 27." 

Report of the Grand Secretary pro tern: Exaltations 284, readmis- 
sions 12, affiliations 20, total 316. Loss: demits 115, deaths 227, S.N.P.D.s 
214, unaccounted for 9, total 568. Net loss 249. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed an increase in balance on hand 
for the year of $3,579.75. 

Reports of all committees were presented and Grand Chapter duly 

New Mexico 

64th Annual, Glorieta, May 15, 1961. 

Chapters 15, membership 3,485, net gain 63. 

M.E. Clifford R. Morrison, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Elmer H. Rieman, Grand Secretary. 

Elected — M.E. Harry Hunton, Grand High Priest. 

The Grand Lodge Officers were introduced and M.W. Bro. Ray F. 
Lofton, Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico, addressed the Convoca- 

"You are all Masons. I am told that the Chapter merely elaborates 
on the degree you have already received and therefore gives you ad- 
ditional inspiration and an opportunity for service. You must always 
remember that you are Masons and that you have certain obligations. 
People know you belong and you have the obligation to so conduct your- 
self that the public receives a good impression of it." 

Ten Past Grand High Priests were presented at the altar and in- 
trduced. The Grand Representatives of other Grand Jurisdictions were 
introduced. Among them was William L. Ranville representing Canada. 

(Their representative near us is R.E. Comp. J. A. Kennedy, London, 

M.E. Comp. Clifford R. Morrison reminded them: "As Grand Repre- 
sentatives you hold the trowel, and a letter to the Grand Representative in 
the Jurisdiction you represent will act as the cement of brotherly love 
and affection that binds us together. May this tool never be consumed 
by rust but remain bright and shiny through constant use." 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"The Supreme Grand High Priest has called 41 of our beloved Com- 
panions to eternal rest. On December 29, 1960, Most Excellent Companion 
Richard M. Thorne (Grand High Priest in 1919) heard the Master say, 
'Well done, thou good and faithful servant: enter thou into the joys of 
thy Lord.' 


"It was my privilege and pleasure to visit all Constituent Chapters. 
The attendance at most meetings was excellent, Carlsbad having the 
largest with 39 prospects and their wives, a total attendance of 135. 

"During the past year Capitular Masonry in New Mexico has lost 
some ground. Our net increase of 63 is about one-half that of the three 
previous years, which were approximately the same, 119, 123 and 122. 

"In the exhibit of work nine Chapters show an increase, five Chap- 
ters show a decrease and of these five, two show no work for I960. Five 
Chapters show no suspensions. 

"In visiting the Chapters I have found the interest and fervor of the 
Companions equal to regaining all lost ground and making the coming- 
year one of the best in the history of Capitular Masonry." 

The Distinguished Service Medal granted by the General Grand 
Chapter was presented by the Grand High Priest to Companion Harold 
H. Stephens. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a bank balance of $6,539.06, in- 
vestments $41,200; total $47,739.06. 

Report of Grand Secretary showed: Additions — exalted 158, admitted 
3*7, reinstated 21, total 216. Deductions — demitted 42, died 40, suspended 
N.P.D. 70, error 1, total 153. Net gain 63. 

Remarks of several distinguished guests are quoted at length in 10 
pages. Some interesting and inspiring statements are contained therein. 

M.E. Comp. Chester A. Westerdahl, personal Representative of the 
General Grand High Priest, said: "We are going to carry articles in 
foreign languages in the Royal Arch Mason in the hope that it will be of 
interest to foreign-speaking brethren with the idea that this is an inter- 
national organization. 

"General Grand Chapter is the largest body of Masons in the world. 
We are not frantic nor discouraged over losses of numbers. 

"You know and I know that anything that affects a Royal Arch 
Mason in the far extremity of South America affects Masons right here 
in New Mexico. If it were possible for us to make every man in the world 
today as good a Mason as we think we are, we would have an Utopia. 

"The General Grand Chapter has no authority over the Grand Chap- 
ters. We don't violate your sovereignty in any way, shape or form. 
General Grand Chapter has accomplished a great deal of good all over 
the world." 

M.E. Comp. W. B. Boggs, Grand High Priest of Oklahoma: "We are 

issuing orders to each constituent High Priest that he shall appoint a 
committee which will report back to our Grand King every contact that 
is made on a potential S. N.P.D." 

M.E. Comp. Sidney A. Verender, Grand High Priest of Texas: "State 
lines are obliterated when it comes to Royal Arch Masonry and we meet 
and enjoy each other's fellowship to the point that we want to see each 
other again." 

M.E. Companion Milford E. Shields, Past Grand Illustrious Master 
of Colorado, contributed this: 


Perfect Stone 

"Love is a cube, a perfect stone of light, 
Love fills the Royal Arch to heaven's height; 
Love is a flaming fabric, heaven fine — 
Love is the substance of the All Divine." 

New York 

164th Annual, Albany, February 2, 1961. 

M.E. Clarence F. Grabb, G.H.P. 

M.E. George A. Lambert, Grand Secretary. 

M.E. William S. Matsunaye Jr., G.H.P. for 1961. 

Chapters 211, membership 32,337, net loss 919. 

Twelve Grand High Priests were in attendance and 4'5 Grand Repre- 
sentatives were present, including Canada's representative, Clifford A. 
McDonald. Distinguished visitors from the several Masonic bodies in the 
State of New York from the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons and from the neighboring Grand Chapters were presented at the 
Altar, cordially greeted by the Grand High Priest, escorted to the East 
and accorded Grand Honors. Among the distinguished visitors was M.E. 
Bruce H. Smith, Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"The final reports will undoubtedly show a loss of membership 
again, through deaths and nonpayment of dues. Deaths we can do noth- 
ing about, but nonpayment of dues can be decreased by personal contact 
with these members. Even a small effort in securing candidates can be 
effective. This must be done by each of us if our membership is to be 
increased. It is interesting to note that some of our Chapters which in 
the past were about to give up are now our best Chapters. It shows what 
can be done. We need to keep our members as well as secure new mem- 
bers and this can only be accomplished by work, work and more work." 

The Grand High Priest then reported several of his visits at cen- 
tennials, anniversaries and visits to foreign Jurisdictions, including 
Canada, and to General Grand Chapter 51st Triennial Convocation at 
New Orleans. "New rituals are now available. I deeply appreciate the 
many dinners which were given for me and wish to thank the various 
Chapters and organizations, particularly my home Chapter, Hamilton No. 
62. My report on dispensation, Grand Representatives' appointments, etc.. 
will be attached hereto as an appendix for the official proceedings." 

R.E. and Rev. William J. Plewes conducted a memorial service for de- 
parted Companions of the New York Jurisdiction. After an earnest and 
touching prayer to the Most High, Mr. Plewes continued: "Companions, 
in the language of Christian people there is a word far more appropriate 
than 'deceased 1 ' for such an hour as this. I would say 'transferred' would 
be a more suitable word. Therefore it becomes my solemn duty to an- 
nounce the transfer of 941 of our Companions from this life, tabernacle 
and world, mortal, to that life, tabernacle and world triumphant and 


eternal, located in that city which hath foundation, whose builder and 
maker is God." 

[We recommend to R.A. Mason everywhere to read from a copy of 
the New York proceedings the whole of this very eloquent and moving 
memorial service.] 

Report of the 1960 Deputy Grand High Priest 

Among the six recommendations offered in the report of William S. 
Matsunaye Jr., Deputy Grand High Priest, we note as worthy of con- 
sideration one, No. 5, that might well be considered by many sister 
Jurisdictions which is as follows: "That by news-letter or other appro- 
priate means the committee for Masonic Education and Service keep the 
Chapters informed and abreast on all current events and activities of 
Royal Arch Masonry in the Jurisdiction/' 

M.E. Bruce Smith, Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada, on behalf of the distinguished visitors from the various Juris- 
dictions, thanked the Grand Chapter for the courtesies extended to them. 
He spoke of the problems confronting all branches of Masonry in Canada 
and the United States. He remarked that Masonry appears to be in a 
cycle, but, with the continued activity and support of the Companions, 
the cycle would eventually turn in the other direction and that Masonry 
in general would again make progress through the years. 

A resolution adopted at the 1900 Grand Convocation to create a 
committee to find a ways and means to put into effect a District Deputy 
system recommended that District Superintendents be appointed (in lieu 
of Assistant Grand Lecturers) each year by the Grand High Priest. The 
duties of the District Superintendent are detailed by the committee. 

Report of Grand Treasurer: Total receipts $108,858.16, cash on hand 
January 19, 1961, $57,261.19. 

A most interesting report on Reading Courses was submitted by the 
Committee on Museum and Library by Charles J. Wall, chairman. 

[I shall quote a few challenging statements.] 

"This 'Realm Beyond the Ritual' is intriguing. Its interest avenues 
extend in all directions. How we swell with pride over the accomplish- 
ments of early Masonry, the Declaration of Independence, written and 
mostly signed by Masons; the Constitution of the United States, guaran- 
teeing freedom and equality. 

"No Mason can acquire in a few days, or months, or even years, all 
there is in Masonry." 

"Masonry would die out in five years if it had to depend on 85 per 
cent of its membership. It is the small minority (15 per cent) — the 
really interested Masons — who have kept and are keeping the Order 
alive today. 

"You will hear a Mason say, 'I have lost my interest in Masonry.' He 
never had any real interest to lose. All he has lost is his curiosity. If he 
had been interested he would have learned something about it and his 
interest would have increased instead of dying out." 

"Taking the secret work and learning the ritual does not make a 
Mason any more than learning the A B C's makes a child a scholar. It is 
merely the cornerstone, the building is yet to be erected." 

"Freemasonry is the science of right living." 


"If we paid more attention to the making of Masons, instead of 
mere members, we would have solved many of our present-day problems." 

Total for relief by Grand Chapter $3,840. 

Committee on Masonic Education and Service. This report was sub- 
mitted by M.E. H. Randall Kreger: "If a Master Mason is to enjoy his 
Masonic heritage he should exercise to the core this 'Gift of Intellectual 
Curiosity.' We should encourage every Mason to pursue the inquiry of 
Masonic enlightment." 

"Education is not to teach men facts, theories or laws. It is to un- 
settle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame them to think straight, 
if possible, but to think nevertheless." 

"Today there are greater opportunities for rendering service to 
others than ever before in the history of Masonry." 

The Committee on Masonic Education and Service list among their 
objectives: (1) to encourage Masonic enlightenment; (2) to foster a 
better public understanding of the Crafts among non-Masons and the 
community; (3) to assist in the training for leadership; (4) to dis- 
seminate Masonic information; (5) to arouse interest in Masonry; (6 
to promote Royal Arch Masonry in every quarter; (7) to provide a 
liaison between Grand Chapter and the Constituent Chapters; (8) to 
develop ideas which may effectively, if put in use, increase membership. 

Report of Grand Secretary: Returns received from all the 211 Chap- 
ters. Total increase 970, total decrease 1,889. Net loss 919. 

Fraternal Correspondence: Charles Joseph Wells, chairman, in his 
preface to the analysis of proceedings in the various Jurisdictions writes 
an interesting commentary entitled, "The Realm Beyond the Ritual." 

"One seldom sees an individual attending a secular play night after 
night, yet it is a frequent occurrence to find a Mason observing Masonic 
degrees over and over again through the years. Perhaps the repeated 
brings to his mind visions of enchantment from "The Realms Beyond the 
Ritual," which brighten and relieve the monotony of the mere repetition 
of words." 

"The time consumed in the competitive, non-Masonic, so-called fel- 
lowship activities, both in and out of the Lodge room, leaves the newly- 
made member at a loss to find the connection between the theory and 
practice of Masonry. Perhaps this is a potent cause of poor attendance, 
N.P.D.'s and net losses. The astounding growth of Masonic Research 
Organizations throughout the land is evidence that what Masons want in 

"The great honor and personal satisfaction of being a well-informed 
Mason cannot be conferred. It is only acquired through hard work of the 
individual Mason. 

"No other known Grand Lodge Library and Museum has a similar 
system of sections which are sponsored by various Masonic bodies than 
the Grand Lodge Library and Museum in New York. Besides the several 
reading courses of Symbolic Masonry there are three of Royal Arch 
Masonry with more planned. Individual reference books are frequently 
added. Several thousand Companions have already read the Reading- 
Courses of Royal Arch Masonry." 

[We missed New York last year and therefore are according them 
more than our usual covering of their interesting proceedings.] 

North Carolina 

139th Annual, Hickory, N.C., May 9-10, 1961. 

Chapters 41, membership 7,760, net gain 119. 

M.E. Armon Everett Baggett, G.H.P. 

M.E. Charles C. Rickett, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Nathan P. Strause, G.H.P. 

Many distinguished visitors were received and welcomed. Seven 
Past Grand High Priests were present and six Deputy Grand High 
Priests. Among 42 Grand Representatives present we note the name of 
Henry A. Barrow, representing Canada. 

Report of the Grand High Priest 

"At the beginning of my term of office I had plans for making this 
one of the most outstanding years in the history of Capitular Masonry. It 
has been impossible to accomplish many of my dreams. However, I am 
confident that many of our disappointments are a blessing in disguise 
and we would be even more disappointed if all our dreams came true. 

We wish to announce that during the year we lost our beloved Com- 
panion, Ray V. Denslow, Past General Grand High Priest, as well as Mrs. 
Roscoe R. Walcott, the wife of our General Grand Secretary. We also 
lost 142 of our Companions from the Chapters of North Carolina. We 
extend our sympathy to their families and friends. 

Never in recorded history has there been a time when we need more 
to return to the basic principles of religion. The solution to our problems 
today is to return to that plan which has devoted itself to peace and 
happiness instead of destruction. I know of no better plan than to re- 
affirm our religious faith every day. Surely we can set aside one day in 
the year as Religious Affirmation Day. 

It was my pleasure to attend the 51st Triennial Convocation of the 
General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons held in New Orleans. 
Louisiana, on October 9-13, 1960. It was a thrilling experience to see 
such a large delegation attend from North Carolina. 

I am happy to report to you that, with Divine Providence and the 
continued approval of the Craft, the General Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons will honor itself in 1969 in electing as its Most Excellent 
General Grand High Priest our own Companion, Charles Carpenter 

State of the Craft 

It is my contention that no Chapter should take a full fee from the 
candidate and give him anything less than excellent degree work. We 
should not practice the ritual on any candidate. If we strive to impress 
upon our Candidates the great truths of Capitular Masonry we will have 
more of them become active members who will assist us in our work and 
fewer dues paying members that rarely ever attend. 

The statistics for the past year show that we took in 428 Companions 
and only had a membership gain of 119. 

We glory in the fact that we have so many dedicated and loyal 
members of the Craft. They bear the burdens of the day and continue to 
toil in the face of hardships. Let us join with them in carrying Capitular 


Masonry forward until it reaches its rightful place in our way of life." 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a bank balance of $9,190.16 and 
grand total of all resources of $62,389.29. 

Report of Grand Secretary: Exalted during 1960, 380; gross gains 
during 1960, 428; gross loss during 1960, 309; net gain, 119. Membership 
rolls as of December 31, 1960, 7,750. 

The next Grand Convocation to be held in the city of New Bern, N.C., 
on May 22-23, 1962. 

Remarks by W. Y. Ramsey 

"We are indeed honored in North Carolina by having Charles Car- 
penter Ricker as the General Grand Captain of the Host of the General 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons." 

A splendid report of Triennial Committee was given by John H. 
Parker. "A charter was granted Kalakaua Chapter No. 2 in Hawaii. An 
officer of the new Chapter was present to receive the charter. 

Various committees made reports and the fraternity was found to be 
in a healthy condition. 

The Grand Chapter of North Carolina was well represented on 
various committees, including M.E. Charles C. Ricker as chairman of the 
Committee on Registration. Dr. Charles H. Pugh, P.G.H.P., was on the 
Committee of General Purposes. M.E. Clifton L. Taylor served as chair- 
man of the Ritual Committee. M.E. Bruce Hildebrand and E.M.C. Alex- 
ander were members of the Committees on Royal Arch Advancement and 
Royal Arch Day Observance respectively. 

The General Grand Chapter voted to hold the next Triennial in 1963 
in the city of Minneapolis, Minn. 

The Grand Officers elected and appointed for the vear 1961-62 were 
installed by M.E. Comp. Charles H. Pugh. 

M.E. Nathan P. Strause, G.H.P., made a very appropriate acceptance 

North Dakota 

72nd Annual, Wahpeton, March 10, 1961. 

Chapters 22, membership 2,795, net gain 55. 

M.E. Raymond Olson, G.H.P. 

M.E. Clifford E. Miller, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Delbert J. Miller, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Several distinguished guests from neighboring states and Canada 
(Manitoba, Saskatchewan) welcomed and appropriately honored. 

Ten Past G.H.P.'s responded to roll call. At annual banquet 218 
present. The speaker of the evening was Bro. Vernon Hektner, Dean of 
the State School of Science, using as his theme, "The Value of Education 
and the Interest that Masonry Has in This Field." The address was well 


Address of Grand High Priest 

"In opening this 72nd Annual Convocation I cannot but pay tribute 
to those Companions who are no longer with us, who gave of their time 
and talents to make Capitular Masonry a potent factor in this great 

In my year as Grand H.P. I have been closely associated with the 
Grand Commander and our Grand Master of the Council and they have 
been most helpful to me. 

The chair of our Grand Scribe E. is draped in mourning. The Supreme 
Grand H.P. saw fit to call our R.E. Comp. Dr. Robert D. Rodgers to that 
celestial lodge above and we mourn his passing. Masonry suffered a 
great loss in the death of M.E. Comp. Ralph C. Miller, who passed away 
on January 23, 1961. 

(Details were given of many pleasant VISITATIONS both within 
and without the Grand Jurisdiction of North Dakota.) 

I wish more of our Companions would take part in De Molay work or 
in Rainbow Girls, Boy Scouts, community affairs, etc. There is a great 
need for leaders for this type of program." 

The Grand Line Officers, the Grand Secretary, and chairman of our 
Royal Arch Advancement Committee are always willing to give of their 
time and advice. Feel free to call upon them and use them in promoting 
the work of your Chapter." 

Grand Secretary's Report: Our overall GAIN for the year is 55. All 
Chapters except FIVE report exaltations. Our decrease was much lighter 
this year than in previous years. There were 58 deaths, 23 demitted, 12 
suspended. This is the first time we have shown a gain since 1955. The 
financial situation is better, due to gain in membership. 

General Grand Chapter Award went to Comp. N. 0. Bjornstad. 

Report on Education: "At the Grand Convocation we emphasize the 
following fraternal aspects as the first steps in the REHABILITIZA- 
TION of the Holy Royal Arch: (1) That every Master Mason within the 
Jurisdiction be PERSONALLY contacted and invited to complete the 
symbolism of the Master Mason Degree. (2) That the Mark Mason 
Degree be selected as the ceremonial degree for 1961 and that special 
LECTURES and INSTRUCTION be provided so that the membership 
may be thoroughly drilled in the history, philosophy and ritual of this 
degree. That a different degree be featured annually. That the essence of 
the capitular degrees be reviewed for the Companions at the Convocation 
following their exaltation." 

Next place of meeting, Devil's Lake, March 29-30, 1962. 

Nova Scotia 

92nd Annual, Kentville, June 24, 1961. 

Chapters 27, membership 3",063, net gain 19. 

M.E. Comp. Frank Albert Van Ilderstine, G.H.P. 1960-62. 

M.E. Comp. H. F. Sipprell, Grand Secretary. 

All Grand Officers were present and 12 P.G.H.P.s, six Grand Kings 
and five P. Grand Scribes. The Past Grand High Priests were most 


heartily welcomed, accorded Grand Honors and seated in the East. Dis- 
tinguished guests were likewise received. 

The M.E. G.H.P. requested the Grand Chaplain, M.E. Comp. Canon 
G. F. Arnold, to lead the annual divine service. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"My first official act was to confirm the appointment of M.E. A. B. 
Crook as Acting Grand Treasurer. I congratulate the Grand Chapter in 
securing such an emiment Mason and capable business man as trustee to 
take charge of its funds. 

Since our last Convocation a number of our Companions have com- 
pleted their journey on the level of TIME and are now enjoying the 
companionship of that undissolving Lodge above. Let us cherish their 
memory. Let us be worthy of them. May the Great Architect bless and 
protect their dear ones, to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. 

Four District meetings were held this year and proved to be a 
success. There was a roll call of Chapters, each Chapter giving a summary 
of the year's activities, followed by a question-and-answer period. These 
questions asked by the Companions have prompted the Board of General 
Purposes to form a committee to design a book, as an appendix to our 
ritual, containing instructions as to the proper procedure in a variety of 
situations. I congratulate the Grand Superintendents for the way they 
conducted their District meetings, and other duties." 

Grand Treasurer's Report showed an increase in grand total receipts 
and assets. 

Report of Grand Secretary: Membership December 31, 1969, 3,044; 
exalted, 169; affiliated, 11; reinstated, 8; died, 51; S.N.P.D.s, 67; demitted, 
51; total losses, 169. Membership December 31, 1960, 3,063; net increase, 

"As has been the case each year since 1943 our total membership 
shows an increase. Eleven had a total LOSS, 14 had GAINS, two un- 
changed. Five show no exaltations during the year I960. The largest 
gain was 23; largest Chapter had 302 members. 

Exaltations are down this year by 22, affiliations up by two, sus- 
pensions 14 and demits by nine. The sharp rise in number of suspensions 
and demits is alarming." 

Canada's Representative, M.E. Comp. Dr. E. S. Cochrane, was pres- 

Report of Grand Archivist, M.E. R. V. Harris: In his report he pre- 
sented a brief by interesting history of R.A. Masonry in Nova Scotia for 
more than 20'0 years. "It is an intensely interesting story, unrivalled, we 
believe, by any other Jurisdiction in Canada or by the vast majority of 
Jurisdictions in the United States." 

Report on the Conference of Grand Chapters in Canada: M.E. H. F. 
Sipprell, Grand Secretary, delegate to this meeting, presented his report: 
::The 14th Annual Conference of the Grand Chapters of R.A. Masons in 
Canada was held in Vancouver August 23-24, 1960. R.E. Comp. A. F. 
Reid, Grand Chapter of B.C., set forth a number of valuable suggestions 
for dealing with poor attendance and urged greater care in the selection 
of officers. If he lacks ability he should be dropped. To do otherwise is to 
court disaster — a dead, unprofitable year when he sits in the Chair of 
Zerrubabel. Discussion of the varius papers was very thorough." 


A most interesting event was the address of M.E. Comp. Senator 
Fred M. Blois, a member of Canada's delegation at the United Nations. 
He spoke about Canada's role in the United Nations. "The principal plan 
of the U.N. is to maintain peace and security for the world, to develop 
friendly relations among the nations and to improve living conditions in 
the world, for its represents the best and perhaps the only hope of man- 
kind for the establishment of PEACE. 

Disarmament, from the Canadian point of view, is probably the most 
important item on its agenda. By accident of history and geography we 
Canadians find ourselves squarely between the two greatest powers on 
the earth. We have no fortresses facing either ;we want to live at peace 
with our northern neighbor (Russia) as we have lived so long with our 
southern neighbor (U.S.A.). In any conflict between these two Canada 
would be the battleground. You can readily understand that Canada 
wants disarmament and world peace." 

[I regret that space forbidts further quotations from this address 
which was of interest to all Masons and peace-loving men everywhere.] 


145th Annual, Toledo, October 4-5, 1961. 

Chapters 215, membership 67,343, net loss 468. 

M.E. Keith A. Porter, G.H.P. 

M.E. Paul G. Lutz, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Ben F. Filkins, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Thirteen P.G.H. Priests and 24 D.D.G.H. Priests were present. 
Among the distinguished guests who were welcomed and given honors we 
note M.E. Charles W. Emmett, G. First Principal of Canada in Ontario. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"During the past year the Angel of Death has heavily invaded our 
ranks and many Companions have been called to their eternal reward. 
This year 1,490 Companions from the Subordinate Chapters of the Grand 
Chapter of Ohio have entered into eternal rest. (The Grand Chaplain 
conducted a memorial service.) 

"Our Grand Chapter sustained grevious losses this year. Within one 
month we had to renort the passing of Ralph W. Smith, our Grand Sec- 
retary; George R. Schoedinger, G.H.P. in 1923, and Roscoe R. Walcutt, 
our Fraternal Correspondent. Masons everywhere were stunnned by the 
announcement of his death. We also lost our D.D.G.H. P., William D. 
Reichel of the 16th District We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the 
families and friends of all our departed Companions." 

Appoints: M.E. Comp. Paul Lutz as Grand Secretary, and M.E. Comp. 
Richard Morgan as Fraternal Correspondent. 

VISITATIONS: Travelled 30,000 miles in the state. These listed in 
Appendix C of Proceedings. Visits also to other Grand Jurisdictions. "For 
the first time since the war our Grand Chapter has had a loss in mem- 
bership. During and after the last World War our churches grew and the 
Masonic fraternity made outstanding gains. With the war tensions gone, 
people began to relax, to take more interest in the pursuit of pleasure and, 
as this trend developed, enthusiasm and interest in Free Masonry de- 


clined until today we are having losses. These cycles come and go. Dur- 
ing I960 our industrial machine slowed down and our membership loss 
can be attributed in part to this decline. 

The next 10 years may determine the destiny of this nation and of 
the world. It may well determine the importance and inflence of Free- 
masonry in our society. We must avoid the tendency to place our confi- 
dence and trust in guns, tanks and other implements of war for oui 
salvation. We can and must be willing to sacrifice a larger portion of 
our time and talents to support and sustain our FREE institutions. We 
must protect our heritage and most important of all, we must put our 
faith and trust in the Great Author of our being. Without HIM we can- 
not win and with Him we cannot fail." 

Report of Grand Secretary: Membership beginning of 1961, 67,812; 
exalted, 2,190; died, 1,490; suspended N.P.D.s, 927; membership end of 
year, 67,343; net loss, 469. Chapters showing GAIN over last year 81 
showing LOSS 121; stationary 13; no exaltations 7; no suspensions 60 
showing suspensions 195. Four Chapters have 1,000 or more members 
five had 10 per cent or over gain. 

Income of Grand Chapter totalled $59,545.25. 

Next Annual at Columbus, Ohio, October 3-4, 1962. 

Report of Fraternal Correspondent, Richard J. Morgan: "It has been 
my privilege and personal enlightenment to review the Proceedings of 50 
Grand Chapters. To follow such a brilliant and accomplished scholar as 
our beloved M.E. Comp. the late Roscoe R. Walcutt presents a real chal- 
lenge. Masonry has suffered a great loss in his passing." 

[A thorough STATISTICAL analysis of all Masonic bodies in the 
U.S.A. deals with number of Chapters, Lodges, Councils, etc., setting 
forth in each case the exaltations, net gains and losses, percentages, etc. 
similar to the information that we (in Canada) place at the beginning of 
each Grand Chapter Review. Having reviewed the same Grand Chapters 
(with a few exceptions) in 1961, I was able to enjoy and find new items 
of interest in this review by Comp. Morgan.] Continuing the REVIEW: 
"On the bright side there is a trend towards interesting more YOUNG 
people ... as DeMolay, the Builders, Rainbow Girls and Jobs Daugh- 
ters. This is most encouraging and should do much to increase the number 
of exaltations and lower the average of our membership." 

[I am inclined to think that there is some degree of truth in the 
above statement.] 


72nd Annual, Ardmore, April 4-5, 1961. 

M.E. Comp. Walter Brittain, G.H.P. 

R.E. Comp. James A. Lathim, Grand Secretary. 

M.E. Comp. W. E. Boggs, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Chapters 41, membership 7,382, net loss 183. 

52 Grand Representatives responded to the Roll Call, as well as 13 
Past Grand High Priests. 


Address of the Grand High Priest 

"We are honoured today to have with us so many DISTINGUISHED 
GUESTS. This Grand Chapter suffered a great loss in the death of 
M.E. Comp. (Walter M. Rainey. Let us stand in silent tribute. 

The General Grand Chapter Bronze Medal was presented to Comp. 
Raymond Shultz for Meritorious Service. 

During the year five Fifty- Year certificates were presented. 

The following Companions have been appointed to represent Okla- 
homa in their Grand Jurisdictions: 1, Comp. John Leonard Lamb, Mem- 
phis, Tennessee; 2, Ex. Comp. Walter Milliron, Washington; 3, Comp. 
Andrew B. Brown, New York (Germany); 4, Comp. W. Byron Phelps, 
North Carolina; 5, Comp. N. H. Arkema, Netherlands. 

Many MEETINGS have been attended by your Grand High Priest, 
in each of which the office was accorded proper honours. (A list of 
"special occasions" follows.) 

A brief account of the GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER visitation 
was given. "The per capita tax was raised to each affiliated Grand 
Chapter from 2 to 4 cents". Everyone seemed to enjoy the G. G. Chapter 
gathering. New Orleans is a great place to visit." 

"The Grand Officers Degree team was active during the year. After 
each Degree a TALK was given pertaining to York Rite Masonry, and 
York Rite literature was always distributed to those who were present. 
I wish to commend R.E. Comp. Bob Kendall for all the work he did in 
getting these teams organized and the fine WORK that was put on by 

"I recommend that we cash a $1,000 Bond and use it for the promo- 
tion of York Rite Masonry". 

Report of the Grand Treasurer: Total to account for $19,374.35; 
expenses, $10,232.31; total, $9,142.04. Bank balance, March 16, 1961, 
$9,142.04; Savings account, $4,375.00; U.S. Bonds, $17,000.00; Total 
Assets, $30,517.04. 

Report of Grand Secretary: GAIN— Members, Jan. 1, 1960, 7,565; 
Exalted 206; Admitted 35; Re-instated 39; Total 7.845. LOSS— Demitted 
64; Died 156; Suspended, N.P.D. 240; Errors 3. Total 7,382. NET LOSS 

"Grand Chapter has shown a loss in Members and consequently a 
loss in revenue. Our EXPENSES have NOT decreased." 

"We are convinced that regular "Field Days" are highly desirable 
when both the Chapter and Council degrees are conferred. This proce- 
dure is of value to the Commandery and thus to the ENTIRE YORK 


"157 Companions of our Grand Jurisdiction have departed from us 
to join the invisible hosts beyond the veil. Among them was M. Ex. 
Comp. James R. Finney, P.G.H.P. who served during 1957-58. 

"We truly miss their presence with us and our SYMPATHY goes 
out to their families and friends." 

Report of Fraternal Correspondent: Hay ward H. Skagga, P.G.H.P., 
follows the "Topical" procedure. [He shows excellent judgment in selec- 


tion of SIGNIFICANT statements of value and interest to Chapter 
Masons, especially in Annual Addresses and Reports. His "Review and 
Reviewers" is a shrewd analysis and commentary on the observations of 
various Reviewers. I liked his kindly reference to M.E. Comp Turnbull 
of Illinois regarding the valuable and lengthy service of Comp. Turnbull 
as Fraternal Correspondent of that Grand Chapter. Of course, I appre- 
ciated M. Ex. Comp. Skaggs' encouraging remarks upon my own humble 
efforts in this difficult field.] 


100th Annual, Baker, April 12-13, 1961. 

Chapters 49, membership 8,279, net loss 98. 

M.E. Harry J. Young, G.H.P. 

R.E. Richard H. Tusant, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Vilas J. Brown, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"To our distinguished Guests from other Jurisdictions, and Presiding 
Officers and Representatives of Other Grand Bodies of Oregon, let me 
assure you that we are happy that you are with us. 

During the year Death claimed 226 Companions in our Constituent 
Chapters. RECOMMENDATIONS: I recommend that the "Oregon York 
Rite News", published by the York Rite Co-ordinating Committee be 
continued and that an appropriate sum be budgeted for as Grand Chap- 
ter's share of the expenses of this Committee. (2) That each Subordi- 
nate Chapter be URGED to furnish each newly exalted Companion his 
initial subscription of "The Royal Arch Mason". (3) That all members 
whose dues have been paid for 50 years be relieved from further pay- 
ment and in such cases no Grand Chapter dues shall be exacted. 

Although 279 members were exalted, which is more than in any one 
year in the last 5 years, there were 140 stricken from the roll for 
N.P.Ds. Death has taken 226 of our Companions during 1960. This is 
the largest number of deaths in ANY ONE YEAR in the history of our 
Grand Chapter. 

My VISITS to the different parts of the State have been very 
pleasing, but in some instances very discouraging. I find some Chapters 
are not meeting for lack of a quorum. Many chapters are finding it 
difficult to get officers to fill the chairs. It is my belief that most of 
our Chapters are suffering for lack of chapter ACTIVITIES. Enthusiasm 
so lacking in R. A. Masonry today must be created." 

Report of Grand Secretary: 40 Chaps, conferred degrees; 10 did 
NOT; 16 showed a net gain; 33 a net loss; 1 stationary. Exalted 279; 

Affiliated 24; Re-instated 26— total additions 329. Withdrawn 22; 
Transferred 12; Demitted 27; Struck from rolls N.P.D. 140; Died 226; 
total loss 427; NET LOSS 98. 

(A unique feature of the Oregon Proceedings is to be found on page 
44 where a group of commonly mis-pronounced words from A to Z are 
shown with proper phonetic pronunciation. This should be very helpful). 
13th Annual REPORT by Grand REVIEWER, A. J. McCallum, P.G.H.P.: 

"On the whole the picture of Capitular Masonry is not without 


promise, despite a continuing down-ward trend in membership. 

We all have the same problems, the same ambitions, the same goals 
and the same disappointments. As we read what has been done in any- 
one Grand Chapter, we have a fairly accurate picture of just what is 
going on in most of the others. Follows a few gleanings from the 
printed proceedings of our neighbours both near and far." 

(He then gives brief statements chosen from 25 Grand Jurisdictions.) 

The Elected G.H.P., M.E. Villas J. Brown, closed the 100th Convoca- 
tion with an inspiring and challenging address on "Membership- Masonic 
Unity Brotherhood-Citizenship". 


165th Quarterly Communication, Bethlehem, March 3, 1960. 

M.E. Comp. G.H.P. 1959-60, John R. Asher. 

M.E. Comp. John C. F. Kitselman, Grand Secretary. 

M.E. Comp. Maurice T. White, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

The Grand Secretary reported MEMBERSHIP on Dec. 27, 1959 of 
40,566. Number of Chapters 150. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

(In his address the G.H.P. regrets that, despite high hopes, he has 
to report a loss in membership in 1959 due to the usual causes so fre- 
quently repeated in these reviews.) "The greatest Saint is not the man 
who does extraordinary things, but he who does ordinary things extra- 
ordinary well. Might I ask you, have you thought of the Blue Lodge 
Mason whom yc-u think should become a Capitular Mason? See him at 
once and extend an invitation . . . The old expression of tightening up 
our belts and getting to work is very important to Masonry." 

SECOND QUARTERLY, Wilkes-Barre, June 2, 1960. 

56 Chapters represented, 97 members, 19 Visitors. 

Committee on Membership reported total number of petitions for 
January, February, March, April — 479, a decrease of 90 over same 
period 1959. Seven Chapters received Awards for gains of over 10%. 

In his ADDRESS the G.H.P. stressed: "When our Chapters do not 
show an increase we are hindering the Councils of Select Masons and 
the Order of Knights Templar from progressing in their respective work. 
Our Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is the THIRD largest in the country 
(257,268 members). Needless to say that our Grand Chapter has been 
by-passed by many of the Blue Lodge members, and this is entirely due 
to lack of interest in the Chapters in not following up the initiates as 
they are made." 

THIRD QUARTERLY Communication, Lebanon, September 8, 1960. 

Committee on Membership reported a "Decrease of 10% in the 
number of petitions from January to August, 1960", compared with pre- 
vious year. The death of M.E. Comp. Ralf Walter, P.G.H.P., member 
Committee Jurisprudence and Grand Representative of Louisiana, on 
June 11, 1960. 


FINAL QUARTERLY Communication, Philadelphia, December 8, 
1960. A splendid attendance of Grand Representatives, among them 
Comp. Arthur Miller representing Canada. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"The unrest that exists today throughout the Nations of the World 
is a cause of great concern, demanding intelligent thinking, sincerity of 
conviction and a loyal adherence to the aims and principles of this great 
Fraterity of ours, but, above all, a trust in God." (Again reference was 
made to the matters of attendance and membership, matters of concern 
as usual in so many Jurisdictions). District Deputy G.H.Ps. made 336 

The Grand Treasurer gave detailed reports of Finances showing 
enviable conditions in income and investments. 

Elections of Officers: M.E. Maurice T. White G.H.P. for coming 
year, who addressed the Grand Chapter as follows: (Quotes) 

"I will strive to discharge my various duties with justice and equity 
with impartiality paramount. D.D. G.H.Ps. and Chapter Officers should 
familiarize themselves with the Constitution and by so doing relieve the 
G.H.P. from issuing provoking decisions . . . Throughout the State we 
have Schools of Instruction, and it is my desire that, the Chapter Officers 
avail themselves of the opportunity and privilege of receiving instruc- 
tion from qualified Instructors. 

No District Classes During My Administration. They have a tend- 
ency to make smaller Chapters dependent upon larger chapters. 

To increase our over-all membership is important, but it is of equal 
importance to create, in our present membership, keener interest and 
a sincere desire to continue the privilege of their membership. Our ULTI- 
MATE AIM should be: "To have more Masonry in Men, rather than more 

The report of Committee on Foreign Correspondence deals with the 
Proceedings of 59 Jurisdictions. The various Reviewers are constrained, 
as we all are, to keep COSTS to a MINIMUM; consequently, they must 
merely mention many facts recorded in Proceedings which they would 
like to go into in detail and to use extensive QUOTATIONS to make their 
Reports more interesting and INFORMATIVE to their readers. 

[In some 36 printed pages the proceedural happenings and Reports 
are dealt with. As every REVIEWER knows there are many unavoid- 
able repetitions. Your finished product is satisfactory and we wish you 
well in 1961. B.S.S.] 


84th Annual, Montreal, March 22, 1961. 

M.E. Comp. H. Wall Clark, Grand Z. 

M.E. Comp. H. Pickering, Grand Scribe E. 

Chapters 25 and 2 U.D., membership 3292, net loss 13. 

Two special convocations of Grand Chapter held — one at St. Eus- 
tache on January 23, 1961 and another at Dorval on January 24, 1961, for 
the purpose of two new Chapters, Two Mountains and Lakeshore. 


At the 84th Annual, Grand Officers were present along with four 
Grand Superintendents, 8 Past Grand First Principals. Canada was 
among the 36 Grand Representatives assembled at the altar. 

Address of Grand First Principal 

"At no time in living memory have world conditions called so loudly 
for truthful understanding, brotherly love, and relief from evil influences. 
We who have the advantage of Masonic education and can bask in that 
hieroglyphic Light which none but Masons ever saw, have a great indi- 
vidual responsibility to ensure that by precept and practice we strengthen 
the forces of good. Each in his own way, and according to the talents 
with which God has blessed us, has an increasing opportunity of showing 
to Mason and non-Mason alike the advantages of living an upright, gen- 
erous and truthful life. 

"Although we have declined somewhat numerically, there is evidence 
of an increased vitality, especially in some Chapters. Others are main- 
taining and developing special charitable works. 

"We have suffered heavy loss in the death of many faithful Com- 
panions. They lived respected and died regretted. Among the number 
to pass on were three Past Grand Z's. Their finest memorial is the 
effect their example and teachings have upon our conduct and wav of 

"It is gratifying to meet with so much interest and enthusiasm for 
the well being of our Order. There are bright spots, and spots not so 
bright, but every Chapter had its quota of stout-hearted members who 
refused to be depressed by disappointments and apparent lack of pro- 

"I attended the 102nd Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Canada 
in Ontario on April 11, 12 and 13. M.E. Comp. F. H. A. Morecraft and 
M.E. Comp. A. F. Osgood were with me. The pleasant memories of this 
Convocation will remain with us always." 

[And with us for his interesting remarks on that occasion.] 
Lengthy detailed and encouraging reports were submitted by the two 
Montreal District Superintendents and by the Superintendents of three 
other Districts. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a Bank balance of $11,984.95 and 
total assets of $54,939.39. 

Report of Grand Scribe E. gave additions to membership of 155 
during the year with suspensions and withdrawals of 88. 

Eight chapters show an increase, fourteen chapters show a decrease, 
while three remain stationary. 

Reference was made to the loss which this Grand Chapter sustained 
through the death of three Past Grand First Principals — M.E. Comp. W. 
M. Couper, M.E. Comp. W. F. Edwards and M.E. Comp. A. W. Pratt. 
Report of Committee on the State of the Order 

"Harmony prevails throughout the jurisdiction. All Chapters indi- 
cated their loyalty to the office of Grand Z and this Grand Chapter. 

"We congratulate the Superintendents for their adherence to duties, 
and assistance given to the Chapters." 


Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 

164th Annual, Providence, March 4, 1961. 

Chapters 15, membership 4,679, net loss 125. 

M.E. Comp. Arnold C. White, G.H.P. 

R.E. Comp. Harry A. Reed, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Kenneth S. Wilder, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Present were: 15 P.G.H.Ps, 48 P. High Priests, 18 Distinguished 

Among those who answered the Roll Call of Grand Representatives 
was Canada's Representative, the newly-elected G.H.P., Kenneth S. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"How pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in Unity. With 
heartfelt pleasure I welcome the representatives of the other branches 
of our Masonic Family in this Jurisdiction. 

We pause to pay our tribute of respect and esteem to the memory of 
those Companions who have passed to their eternal rest during the year. 
Among the number were 3 Past G.H.Ps, 10 Past High Priests and 142 
Companions of this Jurisdiction. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to 
the families and friends. 

Increasing interest, attendance and participation of Officers and 
Companions in Chapter activities, visits between Chapters, and good 
fellowship, continue evident in all parts of the State. Enthusiasm, good 
planning of various programs and real friendship displayed in many 
Chapters are disproving the theory that television, sports and other 
affairs are claiming the full interest of our Companions. They will en- 
joy the things that appeal to them, and our duty is to continue to keep 
our chapters ALIVE and INTERESTING. 

The greatest progress is generally found in Chapters situated out 
of the metropolitan areas. They have advantages of reduced travel, and 
ample parking. The gains (membership) of the smaller Chapters help 
to reduce the losses of the larger Chapters. Chapter OFFICERS must 
give LEADERSHIP in all our activities. (Therefore Selections and ap- 
pointments MUST be based on INTEREST and POTENTIAL ABILITY 
to improve as responsibility increases. Advancement must be EARNED 
not GIVEN for expediency. 

There are many ways of achieving SUCCESS, but none of them 
WORK unless YOU do . . . Nicholas Murray Butler, former President of 
Columbia University, once said: 'The world is made up of three kinds 
of people. The first group, a very small one, MAKE THINGS HAP- 
PEN. A somewhat larger group WATCH THINGS HAPPEN, and a 
great multitude DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.' Which group is 

[Among the SUGGESTIONS made by the G.H.P. in his address, we 
note this, which seems to me to be a very good one.] "That a Speaker's 
Bureau be established having qualified Companions who will be available 
for short talks on York Rite Masonry at LODGES and other meetings. 
There are many Brethren unaware of the advantage of continuing their 
Masonic education. We must give them the opportunity." 

Report of the 'Grand Treasurer showed an INCREASE of $1,305.02 
in value of ASSETS during year. Total value of Assets $22,159.94. 

Report of Grand Secretary. Exalted 92; Reinstated 6; Demitted 26; 
Died 142; Dropped 55; Gain 17; Loss 142; Net Loss 125. Six Chapters 
gain in membership from 1 to 6; nine show loss from 1 to 50. 

Report of Grand Lecturer — "I have been able to visit each of the 
Suborinate chapters at least THREE times during year. It has been 
pleasing to note the vast IMPROVEMENT in the efforts of the Installing 
Officers assigned to the various Districts. (At least 2 visits each to each 
District, by them). The installation ceremonies also show improvement. 
The attendance and activities of the Assistant Grand Lecturers during 
year range from very good to very poor. [In portrayal of ritual, there 
is likewise a great variance.] In some Chapters the degree work seems 
to be of the 'hit or miss' variety. Simply getting through a degree does 
not IMPRESS the Candidate or INCREASE our membership." 

In their REPORT the Committee on Jurisprudence pays a splendid 
tribute to the leadership of the Grand High Priest. 

"Their Grand Representative near Canada is Edward H. Brennan, 
of Leamington, Ontario. 


37th Annual, Saskatoon, May 25, 1960. 

Chapters 29, membership 3099, net gain 52. 

M.E. Companion H. K. Halldorson, Grand Z. 

M.E. Companion Alfred A. Wilson, Grand Scribe E. 

The reception of Distinguished Visitors was followed by a Civic 
Welcome. The Deputy-Mayor of Saskatoon, Mr. P. Clain, gave the visi- 
tors a most hearty welcome to Saskatoon, stating that Masons were good 
citizens and no city could have too many of them. 

Most Wor. Bro. M. Herman brought greetings from the Grand 
Lodge of Saskatchewan (now 17,903 Craft Masons), stating that we 
have the same common goal, the benefit of mankind, all men are not 
equal, rather it should be said that all men are different. Let us respect 
each others' differences and ideas and work together for the welfare of 

12 Past Grand First Principals were warmly welcomed. 

Address of Grand First Principal 

"Craft Masonry teaches, develops and encourages the 'Brotherhood 
of Man'. It is equally true that Royal Arch Masonry teaches, develops 
and encourages the additional concept of the 'Fatherhood of God'. In 
this sense it becomes true that the Royal Arch does complete the 'Third' 
or Master Mason's degree. Who could challenge the need of the 'Father- 
hood of God' as a necessary corollary to the 'Brotherhood of Man'? 
Surely the two must go hand in hand in Man's constant search for that 
which was lost. 'That which was lost' to my humble reasoning dates 
back to the Garden of Eden when man first ate the forbidden fruit and 
'evil' became a force in the world. Only the Millenium will restore that 
which was lost, but Royal Arch efforts from day to day are directed 
towards that goal. May God prosper the Order in this concept of keep- 
ing before Men of Good Will His revealed will and word. By adding 


spiritual values to the concept of brotherhood of man, the Royal Arch 
aids greatly in the search for that which was lost. 

"My hope and wish that other Grand Jurisdictions, who still have 
not caught the vision of the NEED FOR WORLD WIDE UNITY in this 
atomic age will do so in the near future. 

"Canada itself must of necessity achieve a degree of unity of pur- 
pose and aims. This your Grand Z feels can be brought about by renew- 
ed dedication and co-operation within the Canadian Conference of Grand 
Chapters. There is absolutely no conflict of purpose between the Cana- 
dian Conference and the General Grand Chapter. Each has its own 
purpose. Your Grand Z strongly recommends continued support of the 
Canadian Conference of Grand Chapters. This Conference is definitely 
helping maintain and develop unity within our Great Dominion from the 
Atlantic to the Pacific and its continued success means another strength- 
ening strand in the fabric of our nation. 

"It is imperative that we keep the home front strong. We must cope 
with forces that tend to weaken and destroy us both from without and 
within. The forces from without are those "isms" that keep competing 
for the minds of men. One of those groups would make the church 
supreme; the other would remove all religious influence and leave a 
nation of atheists and God-less creatures. 


harder to cope with. These might be GENERALLY CATEGORIZED as 
Z feels that Masonic leadership by inspired men can act as saving salt 
in society. 

"To keep healthy, the body needs new cells to replace those dead 
and dying. Similarly our Order needs new members. The world popu- 
lation has increased five-fold in the last 100 years. Has our membership 
kept pace? The year just completed saw two new Chapters constituted, 
namely Lloydminster and Etomami at Hudson Bay. These Chapters 
have strengthened our order by filling two areas previously vacant in 
our young province. We made an overall gain of 52 members across 
the province." 

[This Reviewer regrets that space forbids more complete recording 
of this splendid, informative address.] 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a bank balance on March 31, 
I960, of $1,963.41 and Bonds to the value of $11,500.00. 

Report of Grand Scribe E: "We constituted two Chapters and in- 
stituted one. All are making a real contribution to Royal Arch Masonry. 

"I attended all District Meetings along with our Grand First Prin- 
cipal and the Superintendents of the Districts and found the work being- 
well taken care of by the Officers." 

Membership December 31, 1958, less errors, 3,047; exalted, 1959, 167; 
affiliated, 1959, 16; restored, 1959, 3; total, 3,233. Resigned, 1959, 54; 
suspended, 1959, 28; deaths, 1959, 51; total, 134. Net gain, 52. 

Splendid Reports were given by the Grand Superintendents of 5 
Districts. A Distinguished Service Medal was presented to Ex. Comp. 


Edwin L. Fowler. [His wonderful record of service was outlined in 2 

Among the Grand Representatives was M.E. Comp Lome Johnson, 
representing Canada in Ontario. 

Report of Committee on Grand Z's Address 

"We note there have been many changes in the list of Grand Repre- 
sentatives of other Jurisdictions at or near Saskatchewan. We under- 
stand that many of the former holders have shown little or no interest 
in their responsibilities and we concur in the Grand Z's action in making 
the changes." 

Fraternal Reviews are brief, largely statistical, however the writer 
has a significant comment on each Jurisdiction. 

R.E. Comp. J. Heddle Sinclair was elected Grand Z for 1960-61. 

He made a fine acceptance speech and other Grand Officers thanked the 

South Carolina 

150th Annual, Columbia, March 14-15, 1961. 

Chapters 32, membership 5921,, net gain 150. 

G. Hugh Ballinger, G.H.P. 

Henry F. Collins, Grand Secretary. 

C. J. Patterson, G.H.P. for 1961-62. 

Canada's Grand Representative W. N. Bradford was present. There 
were 29 Chapters represented. 18 Grand Officers were in attendance 
and 10 Past Grand High Priests. 

Many Distinguished Guests "honoured us with their presence and 
enriched our Convocation by their messages." 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"Greetings and welcome to the 150th Annual Convocation. To our 
Distinguished Guests and Representatives present from other Grand 
Jurisdictions, I extend a very special welcome. 

During the past Capitular year 70 Companions have been called 
from labor to refreshment where He, in all His glory forever presides. 
Let us pause a moment in reverence to honor them. 

Several of our Chapters show large gains and some are just barely 
holding their own — all being afflicted with the N.P.D. problem, which 
has taken a toll of 172 Companions during the past year. 

In this Masonic Year there was one request for a ruling and that 
was on the question, "Does a petitioner for the Chapter Degrees have to 
accompany that petition with a petition for the Council Degrees?" I 
took the position that a ruling on this question was unnecessary. Section 
IX, Paragraph 5, on page 17 of the By-laws of the Grand Chapter of 
South Carolina was clear on this question. 

Companions, I am questioning the merit of that paragraph of the 


Grand Chapter By-laws which requires a petitioner for the Grand Chap- 
ter Degree to accompany his petition with a petition for the Council 
Degree together with the council fees. 

(Later the G.H.P. recommends that the section referred to "be struck 
from the By-laws.) 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed Total Receipts of $22,105.08 and 
Total Investments of $46,662.28. 

Harry F. Collins, Grand Secretary lists six Chapters as showing a 
10% or more increase. 

Fraternal Relations Report 

"Your Committee is pleased to report that harmony exists generally 
in the Capitular World where freedom exists. Some of the problems as 
to jurisdiction are being given careful study and their solutions being 
diligently sought." 

South Dakota 

71st Annual, Lead, October 25, 1960. 

M.E. J. Wilson Sweaney, G.H.P. 

M.E. Comp. Elvin F. Strain, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Kermit M. Sperry, G.H.P. 1960-61. 

Presentation of Flag, followed by welcome to Distinguished Guests, 
with appropriate Grand Honors. 

Eleven Past G.H.P.s assembled at Altar. Twenty-two Representatives 
answered roll call. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"Due to the fact that we have a full schedule ahead of us, and our 
time is limited, I have attempted to make this report of my activities as 
concise as possible. 

Necrology : I wish to pause and pay respects to two of our Most 
Excellent Companions whose absence will be sorely felt for many years 
to come, namely Earl F. Harrington, G.H.P. 1941 and Harry W. Speight, 
G.H.P. 1950. Nearly all of our Chapters have lost friends whose me- 
mories we mourn. 

One of my most pleasant duties, with the concurrence of the Grand 
King and Grand Scribe, is the selection of a deserving Companion to 
receive the General Grand Chapter's Distinguished Service Bronze Medal. 
I feel that this year's selection is completely justifiable and evidences 
sincere consideration for the deserving recipient. (Later in the morning 
Comp. David Mathews was presented with this award, accompanied by 
a standing applause of all at the Grand Convocation.) 

"When I was installed, one year ago, as G.H.P., I promptly mapped 
an itinery whereby I could make at least two trips across the State in 
April. From the 1st of February until late in the summer my activities 
were sharply curtailed by Doctor's orders. I regret that I was unable 
to fulfil the plans I had made." 


Report of Grand Treasurer showed current assets as of Sept. 30, 
1960 to be $22,297.13. 

Report of Grand Secretary: 12 Chapters had a net gain, 16 had a 
gain, 16 had a net loss, 4 neither a gain nor a loss. Exaltations in 1960 
were 3 less than in previous year, 5 less were admitted, 2 more re- 
instated. Sioux Falls Chapter No. 2, exalted 27, the largest number for 
the year. 3 Chapters had a gain of 10% or more, thus qualifying for 
General Grand Chapter award. 

No Fifty-Year Certificates were presented during the year. 

Fraternal Correspondent Reported "33 volumes of Proceedings have 
been scanned prior to writing this report." [Following a paragraph of 
generalization of membership trends, he writes brief paragraphs on 
interesting items gathered from 11 of Grand Chapters reviewed.] 


National Grand Chapter HELVETIA Royal Arch Basons at BERNE, 
June 11, 1960. 

M.E. Comp. Kurt Leeman, 1st Grand Principal. 

M.E. Comp. H. O. Maueehofer, G. Scribe E. 

Elected 1960-61 M.E. Comp. Andre Stavro, 1st Grand Principal. 

(Proceedings are in English, French and German.) 

Grand Chapter opened in Ancient and Solemn form at 5.45 p.m. The 

M.E. Grand Principal regretfully announced the death of E. Comp 
Wilhelm Planta, suddenly on May 7, 1960. 

The First Grand Principal announced the conclusion of an agreement 
similar to those in agreement between the Grand Lodge and the Scottish 
Rite. Since the last Convocation I have appointed representatives to the 
Grand Jurisdictions of New York, Victoria, District of Columbia, New 
Hampshire, Washington, Florida. (The last 3 Vacancies caused by the 
death of E. Comp. W. Plante.) 

Amendments to the Constitution: That the following abbreviations 
be used for Past Grand Principles; Past First G. Principal — P.G.Z. 
Past Second Principal— P.G.H.; Past Third G. Prim— P.G.J. 

E. Comp. J. W. Wright, M.E. First Grand Principle, presented a 
report on visits made to Masons in the Philippines, New Zealand and 
New South Wales to R.A. Masons during March and April 1960. 

Representatives of Grand Chapters were present and extended a 
hearty welcome. 

Among the Grand Chapters with whom Fraternal Relations had been 
established as reported on the Meeting at Berne, November 11, 1960, was 
that of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

[This is our FIRST review of Helvetia and we wish them every 
future SUCCESS and Harmony and Happiness in the Masonic Family.] 



132nd Annual, Nashville, March 20-21, 1961. 

Chapters 85, membership 16,706, net gain 196. 

M.E. Comp George F. Brookhart, G.H.P. 

M.E. Comp. Thos. Ear! Doss, Grand Secretary. 

Elecetd 1961-62— M.E. Comp. Bruce Blair, G.H.P. 

All Grand Officers, 24 Past G.H.Ps. were present; 79 Chapters repre- 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

Grand Chapter Officers are anxious that these sessions may be 
harmonious and beneficial to all. Any member present having any com- 
ments to make on any matter being considered, please make that wish 
known. This YOUR Grand Chapter and you have a right to be heard. 

We mourn the 220 Companions of Tennessee Chapters who have 
answered the final summons. 

I attended all the Spring Group meetings; they were well attended 
and the interest was good. Degree work was had at all but two. 

This applied also to the six Fall York Rite Festivals, the work was 

From the splendid attendance and interest at the Schools of Instruc- 
tion, held by Grand Instructor Douglas, I feel we have reason for genuine 
encouragement for our increasing interest in Capitular Masonry. 

We wish to commend M.E. Comp. James I. Walker for his excellent 
work as Reviewer and trust that he will be able to continue for many 
years to come." [Amen. I find that he has good judgment in his selec- 
tions and pithy remarks, B.S.S.] 

In closing his Report the G.H.P. offered a very appropriate prayer. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed Balance on Hand $29,227.61; also 
securities to value of $14,000. (March 1, 1961) 

Report of Grand Secretary: "Our net Gain for 1960 was 196. This 
is the 20th consecutive year that our Grand Chapter has increased its 
membership, and since this net gain is more than twice that of last year 
we sincerely hope it is indicative of an upward trend in Capitular 
Masonry. Ten Chapters had net gains of 10% or more. Due to their 
failure to hold at least 2 convocations during 1960, TWO chapters were 
forfeited. [M.I11. Charles Fotheringham, at present Grand Master of 
R. and S.M. in Ontario, is their representative near the Grand Chapter 
of Canada.] 

Report on Correspondence, submitted by J. I. Walker: 

"For three decades it has been my pleasure and Masonic profit to 
annually visit on an average of 56 Jurisdictions to learn what is taking 
place throughout the Capitular Realm. These have been most enlight- 
ening and informative." 

[This Reviewer deals with each Jurisdiction in much the same man- 
ner as I have followed, as Grand Correspondent for Canada. I do not, 
however, presume to have the same good judgment in selection of 


material and in comments, yet it has given me considerable encourage- 
ment to find that, in looking over many of my past Reviews, they have 
paralleled the same matter embodied in much the same fashion. Sorry 
Canada was not reviewed by Comp. Walker in 1961. B. S. S.] 


111th Convocation, Waco, December 5-6, 1960. 

Chapters 231, membership 48,077, net loss 326. 

M.E. Comp. Don K. Glass, G.H.P. 

R.E. Comp. Fred F. DeVancy, Grand Secretary. 

Elected: M.E. Comp. S. A. Verinder, G.H.P. 1961. 

Beautiful floral wreaths occupied places of honour in the Grand 
East in memory of 888 Royal Arch Masons, members of Chapters chart- 
ered by the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, who had passed on to 
their rewards during the past Capitular Year. 

There were present 16 Grand Officers, 10 Past Grand High Priests, 
234 Past High Priests, 90 Delegates, 12 District Deputy Grand High 
Priests, 42 Grand Representatives of other Jurisdictions, 84 Visitors and 
18 Visitors from other Grand Jurisdictions. 

Grand Honours were extended to the Grand Representatives of 
other Grand Jurisdictions near the Grand Chapter of Texas. 

Grand High Priest Glass said: "We feel that by having you repre- 
sentatives here, we are in close communication with part of the world 
which some of us will never see." 

Comp. R. Lee Joiner: "Most Excellent Grand High Priest, this body 
of men represents Royal Arch Masonry of the world. With very few 
exceptions, they are all represented here. It is very pleasing to see 
hardly any of these Grand Representatives missing." 

50-year Grand Chapter Service Awards were presented to Com- 
panion Leonard Earl Gillett, Companion Noel Hollingsworth and Com- 
panion Oliver Puckett Harris. 

Address of the Grand High Priest 

"Many things, over which I had no control, have occurred to prevent 
my accepting many kind invitations from outside our State. (Note Com- 
mittee of Grand Officers reports in this connection.) 

The enthusiasm of the officers and members of the constituent 
chapters this year has been very, very encouraging. 1,458 Exaltations 
during the year are proof enough that Royal Arch Masonry in Texas is 

Texas was well represented at the Southwestern Conference of Grand 
Chapter Officers. 

In carrying on the work of the office of Grand High Priest of your 
Grand Chapter this year, I have received helpful aid and assistance from 
many sources. I would like to express my deep appreciation." 

Report of Grand Treasurer: Total Balance and Receipts, $114,116.08; 
Total Disbursements, $114,062.05; Balance in General Fund, November, 


1960, $54.03. Balance in the Permanent Fund, November 15, I960, 

Report of Grand Secretary : 12 Chapters reported a net gain of 10% 
or mere. There was a total increase in membership but a total decrease 
of 2,366. Decrease by: Demissions 327, Suspension 1,150, Expulsions 1, 
Deaths, 888, total 2,366. Net loss 326. Dallas has the largest member- 
ship 1,403. Four Chapters have membership in excess of 1,000. 

Report of Committee on Grand Officers Reports 

"The Grand High Priest expresses regret in not having had time to 
make visits to other Grand Jurisdictions. However, we note from his 
report that he spent many hours travelling over the State of Texas and 
we are sure that Capitular Masonry has benefited from his tireless 

Report of Committee on York Rite Education 

"During the year, we conducted 24 schools of instruction in Chapters 
in Texas. Each school has been well attended and has produced results. 
Your Committee is very grateful for the excellent response to our educa- 
tional pamphlet "A Message for the Master Mason". We have made 
these pamphlets available without cost to- every Masonic Body in this 
Grand Jurisdiction." 

Report of the Home for Aged Masons 

"The Home for Aged Masons is a charitable, non-profit institution 
wholly owned and operated by the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, 
a fraternal corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of 

On September 30, 1960, the membership consisted of 76 widows, 
wards of the Grand Lodge of Texas, and 62 Master Masons including 
four of their wives, wards of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas. 
Every effort is made to keep the members interested and active in 
affairs other than themselves." [Thanks to Roy Lee Joiner, Chairman 
Committee on Fraternal Correspondence for his kindly reference to our 
Capitular Review. I can well return his compliment for his Review is 
much along the lines that we have tried to follow. I trust that he has 
received our Proceedings for 1961, in full. B.S.S.] 

Address of the Grand Orator, Hodge Thompson 

(A very effective, unusual introduction. He pulls no punches in 
dealing with the situation in the world of today (and in particular in 
U.S.A. ) as to the status and trend of religion in our daily lives . . .) "In 
brief our present day religion as construed by us, is not man's service 
to God but God's service to man." He proceeds to give us a well-reasoned, 
compelling picture of the U.S. America in its relations with other 
countries . . . "It seems that the way the rest of the wo-rld has reacted 
to our philosophy of life has been to reject us, except as subjects of hate 
and envy." (He points out that the real answer to his nation's problems 
lies in the Bible being placed in its proper importance in the World 
today. His analysis of the Bible throughout all history is scholarly, 
thought-provoking and stimulating. I regret we have not the space to 
quote extensively as we should like to do. He concludes by an appeal 
for us all "to order our personal and national lives "in accordance with 
the principles laid down for our guidance in God's Holy Book.) 


50th Annual, Salt Lake City, May 10, 1961. 

Chapters 7, membership 1,458, net gain 2. 

M.E. Comp. Wallace V. Peck, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Comp. Bert Atwater, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Comp. Clyde W. Picht, Grand High Priest. 

24 Past Grand High Priests were present and awarded Grand 
Honors. The Heads of several other Masonic Bodies were received and 
given honors. 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"I will ask that you all stand and thank the Supreme Grand High 
Priest of the Universe for the privilege of having known and having 
been associated with those whom, in His wisdom, He has seen fit to call 
to further work in that Celestial Lodge above, eternal in the Heavens. 

I am happy to report that the Chapters are in excellent condition 
financially, and the officers are competent. 

I wish to thank the members of the Grand Chapter who > have given 
of their time and substance to accompany me, and help me with the visi- 

Report of Education Committee 

"From the youngest apprentice in the northeast corner of the lodge 
to the Companion of a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, the Masons has 
stated that he was in search of Light. If the officers of the Chapter are 
accepting their responsibilities, they should give the Companions every 
opportunity to pursue their search for further light. 

Several years ago we brought a display of pamphlets and books 
published by the Educational Bureau of the General Grand Chapter to 
the Annual Convocation. I am sure that some of these publications in 
the hands of your Secretary could be used to good advantage in promot- 
ing York Rite education among the Companions who have a desire to 
increase their knowledge. The High Priests of Constituent Chapters 
should see that all the Companions of their Chapters subscribe to the 
"Royal Arch Mason". 

The Committee on Royal Arch Advancement passed on several sug- 
gestions made at Regional and Triennial Convocations. 

M.E. Comp. Bert Atwater, Grand Secretary, in reporting on Foreign 
Correspondence wrote: 

"This year's report shows net losses in 34 Grand Chapters, and net 
gains in 32, or a total net loss of 1,837. Some States continue to show 
marked decreases. 

Numerically, in Utah, we are one of the smaller States. In the 
Grand Chapter we have shown net increases of 477 in the past seventeen 


Report of Grand Secretary 

Membership April 15, 1960 1,456 Loss: 

Gain: Demitted 7 

Exalted 63 Suspended 17 

Affiliated 5 Decreased 47 

Restored 5 71 


1,529 Membership Apr. 15, 1961 1,458 

Net Gain 2. Net gain in last five years 16. 

Report of Grand Treasurer showed a Bank Balance on May 5, 1961, 
of $2,201,05. 


144th Annual, Burlington, June 13, 1961. 

Chapters 27, membership 4,201, net loss 109. 

M.E. Comp. Walker F. Miles, G.H.P. 

R.E. Aaron H. Grout, Grand Secretary. 

Elected: M.E. Charles P. Mason, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

President: 19 Grand Officers; 17 P.G.H.Ps.; 20 P.H.Ps.; ten Grand 
Chapters were represented in our welcome list of Distinguished Visitors. 
M. Wor. Bro. N. Dean Rowe, Grand Master of G. Lodge Vermont was 
greeted with applause, assured of the loyalty of the Capitular Rite and 
accorded Grand Honours. 

The Grand Representatives were warmly welcomed, among them G. 
E .Cummings representing Canada (in Ontario). 

Address of Grand High Priest 

"We would counsel the new Companions that here we are all equal 
and you should feel as much at home as though in your own Chapter, en- 
joying every honor, privilege, and duty of your office. We particularly 
welcome the Companions from our sister Jurisdictions. 

The fifty-first Triennial held at New Orleans was addressed by 
Conrad Hahn, Head of the Masonic Service Bureau, Washington, D.C., 
who gave to the 1,200 guests at the Banquet a most interesting Address 
on 'Land Marks'. I attended every session of the General Grand Chapter 
except the Installation ceremonies. 

The continuity of the trend in loss of membership of the last five 
years has not been arrested. In the last six years we have lost 87. It is 
the duty and obligation of every High Priest to see that degrees are 
conferred with DECORUM and strictly in conformity with the Ritual. 
(The G.H.P. recommended the granting of a 2-year subscription to the 
R. A. Magazine as a means of arousing interest in the Chapter and 
prompting the initiate to activity in his Chapter.) 

The Report of the Grand Treasurer showed a small gain in assets. 

Report of Grand Secretary: 

Gains 1961— Exalted 80, Affiliated 4, Restored 6, Errors 2, Total 92. 

Losses 1961— Demitted 46, Died 91, Suspended 62, Errors 2. Total 
losses 201. 

Net loss— 109. 


Do you know that we have lost members in 8 out of the past 9 years 
and that the net loss is 366? 

10 Chapters, over a third of our total, made no exaltations; only 3 
Chapters exalted 10 or more. 

"Take the discouraging results of the past year home with you and 
give them thought. The future of our various Chapters, most of them, 
depends on the conclusions you reach." 


Quarterly Convocations from April 20, 1960 to January 18, 1961. 

M.E. Comp. N. L. Brunt, Grand Z. 

R.E. Comp. H. 0. Thomas, Grand Scribe E. 

Chapters 109, membership 10,742, net gain 57. 

Report of Grand First Principal 

"The past year has been a strenuous one, but it has been the hap- 
piest and most eventful one in my Masonic career. [The G.H.P. in 
every Annual Convocation echoes the same sentiment]. It has given 
me the opportunity to realize first-hand the great ENTHUSIASM for 
our Illustrious Order which, with few exceptions, exists throughout the 
Constituent Chapters which I have observed in my travels. 

We now have 108 working Chapters on our Register, 61 meetings in 
the Metropolitan Area, 9 within a radius of 50 miles, and the remainder 
of the country from Mildura to Orbost, and Yarrawonga to Portland. 
My colleagues and myself have, after due deliberation, decided that 
Official Visits to the Metropolitan Area be restricted to every other year. 
This would mean that Chapters in the City would arrange their own 

The First Grand Principal, Norman L. Brunt, was installed and he 
announced that he had appointed V.E. Comp, A. J. R. Mathews as Second 
Principal, and E. Comp. D. Guthrie as Third Principal. Both these Grand 
Principals were installed into their Chairs and greeted with Grand 

The Second Quarterly Convocation — Melbourne, July 20, 1960. 

The REPORT of the Committee of General Purposes noted that 1964 
would be the 75th Anniversary of this Grand Chapter. It was recom- 
mended by the Committee that suitable action be taken to commemorate 
the occasion. 

Third Quarterly— Melbourne, July 20, 1960. 

Report of M.E. First Grand Principal 

"Thirty installations were carried out during the Quarter, many in 
the country, entailing long distances of travel. At other installations, 
that of Lord Kelvin No. 77, the ceremony was carried on by the members 
of the Chapter, with R.E. Comp. H. O. Thomas, Grand Scribe E, as 
Installing First Principal. The time is fast approaching when they will 
be called upon to make their own arrangements to carry out, the in- 
stallation ceremony every alternate year. It is gratifying to me to find 
the Chapters throughout this Jurisdiction working in complete harmony, 


and, in most instances, growing not only in numerical strength, but in 
spiritual influence and goodwill." 

Fourth Quarterly — Melboure, January 18, 1961. 

Acknowledgement of the receiving of the Proceedings of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada was noted. NOMINATION OF M.E. FIRST GRAND 
PRINCIPAL: M.E. Comp Brunt submitted the name of R.E. Comp. 
David Swan as nominee to that exalted office. There being no further 
nominations the M.E. First Grand Principal declared R.E. Comp. Swan 
duly elected Grand Z for the ensuing year. R.E. Comp. Swan briefly 
thanked the Companions for their confidence. 

Report of Grand Scribe E: Membership at beginning of year 10,685; 
Exalted 587; Affiliated 115; Resigned 437; Deceased 154; S.N.P.D. 55. 
Membership at end of year 10,742. Net gain 57. Chapters showing Gain 
over last year, 50. Chapters showing LOSS over last year, 45. Chapters 
remaining Stationary, 12. 


77th Annual, Aberdeen, May 25-26, 1961. 

M.E. Edward R. Caddy, Grand High Priest. 

R.E. Walter H. Steffey, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. Ben Wood, Grand High Priest 1961-62. 

Chapters 57, membership 9,338, net loss 182. 

Thirteen Grand Officers were present, 10 Deputies of the G.H.P., 16 
Past Grand High Priests and 40 High Priests were also in attendance 
along with 129 officers and Representatives. 

Twenty-nine members of the York Cross of Honor being present, 
they assembled west of the altar where they were accorded a gracious 
welcome by the Grand High Priest. 

Report of the Grand High Priest 

"A condition has developed which will require more than mere gain 
in membership to correct. During the past years an increased lack of 
interest in Chapter affairs is being indicated. Each year the Chapters 
are finding it more difficult to interest younger and newer members in 
taking office. All Chapters are finding it a problem to get the Com- 
panions out to the meetings. I sincerely believe that we are failing to live 
up to our obligations and responsibilities as Royal Arch Masons and the 
time is here when we should ask ourselves the question, 'Where have I 
failed as a Royal Arch Mason?' 

General condition in the Chapters is discouraging. 

The Grand Treasurer reported total assets of $27,693.95. 

In his report as GRAND HISTORIAN Ex. Comp. Elmer C. Jansen 
gave an excellent sketch of the origin and early references to the R.A. 
Degree in England and in America. He goes on to say: "The origin of 
the Royal Arch Degree has not been factually established, although sev- 
eral historians have attempted to place it in France, England, Ireland and 
Scotland, and at best they are confusing. Certainly the Royal Arch De- 
gree of these early days is not the degree we are using today. The early 
degree was centred around the 'Lost Word' with little or no reference to 


the rebuilding of the Temple as we practice it in Washington today." He 
continues, however, to present several paragraphs of these confusing his- 
torical statements. 

"In 1813 the Duke of Kent was elected Grand Master of the Ancients 
and his brother, the Duke of Sussex, as Grand Master of the Moderns. A 
permanent reconciliation was effected and by mutual compromise the 
present 'United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of England' was 

"The new Grand Lodge then defined 'Pure Ancient Craft Masonry' to 
consist of three degrees and no more: namely, those of Entered Appren- 
tice, Fellowcraft and the Master Mason, including the Supreme Order of 
the Holy Royal Arch.' Since the consolidation of 1813 to the present time 
the Royal Arch has not appeared in the instruction of our Craft Lodges 
and this valuable asset with its beautiful symbolism has become the life 
blood of the Chapters." 

Grand Convocation to be held in the city of Wenatchee in 1962. 

West Virginia 

91st Annual, Clarksburg, October 9-10, 1961. 

Chapters 47, membership 10,706, net loss 21. 

M.E. Lester M. Carper, G.H.P. 

R.E. Nelson G. Orkney, Grand Secretary. 

Elected— M.E. J. Albert Rinehart, G.H.P. 1961-62. 

Thirteen Past Grand High Priests were present and received in due 
Report of the Grand High Priest 

"I was privileged to visit nine other Grand Jurisdictions during my 
term. Also each of our Subordinate Chapters and some of them several 
times. (Ten pages of details of visits follows.) 

Since our last Grand Convocation 223 Companions have answered the 
final Summons. While we sorrow at their passing we are comforted by 
the blessed and happy memories of our fraternal and friendly intercourse 
with them. 

We show a net loss of 21 against a loss of 45 last year. We are not 
exalting enough Companions. We had 223 deaths and 96 suspensions. 
Exaltations were 287. Our net membership of 10,706 is too small in that 
there are 49,000 Master Masons in West Virginia. 

ATTENDANCE at all of our Chapter meetings is very small and 
shows a LACK OF INTEREST by most of the Companions. We have ef- 
ficient Deputy Grand Lecturers near all of our Chapters who are glad to 
instruct in the ritual and floor work when called upon, but I find some 
Chapter officers who need the instruction MOST never call upon them 
for this instruction. 

"My purpose in visiting the various Chapters was to find out at 
first hand the exact condition of the Craft and its officers, and I feel that 
this Grand Chapter should have this information, the EXACT FACTS. I 
have tried to arouse some interest among the YOUNGER R.A. Masons in 
learning the ritual and holding an office in his Chapters as very few of 


them are showing much interest along this line, either in attendance at 
the meeting or in participating in the work. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: I recommend that the incoming G.H.P. ap- 
point someone to write an INSTALLATION ceremony for the Grand 
Lecturer as none exists in our present installation ceremonies. 

I recommend that all R.A. Masons who have their 50-year Service 
Awards should have their DUES REMITTED by the Subordinate Chap- 
ters of which they are members. 

I recommend that this Grand Chapter take some action at THIS 
Grand Convocation to revive these slowly dying Chapters and keep them 
from completely expiring. 

I don't see how some of the Chapters can make much headway in the 
financial line. In my opinion any Chapter trying to operate on dues less 
than $3 cannot make much progress financially. One Chapter charges $1 
dues; 13 charge $2; 26 charge $3; four charge $4; three charge $5. 

The Report of the Grand Secretary is largely given, statistically, in 
the G.H.P.'s address. He further reports that two Chapters made a gain 
of 10 per cent or more. Suspensions were down from 127 last year to 96. 
However, exaltations were 41 less this year. Receipts for year, $26,826.68; 
balance on hand, September 30, 1961, $13,846. 

Next Annual, Charleston, October 8, 1962. 


111th Annual, Madison, May 1-2, 1961. 

Chapters 99, membership 17,636, net loss 141. 

M.E. Comp. Olin E. Flisram, G.H.P. 

R.E. Comp. Earl G. Gile, Grand Secretary. 

Elected — M.E. Charles J. Stireman, Grand High Priest. 

The opening prayer was given by Companion the Rev. C. Wade 

Jones, Ex. Grand Chaplain. 

Report of the Grand High Priest 

"We wish to welcome all of you to the 111th Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Wisconsin. The sands of time 
flow steadily through the hour glass and how rapidly they waste away. 

By meeting together at various times we have been able to promote 
closer "Masonic co-operation" between the various bodies of Masonry. 
Your presence with us today is greatly appreciated. 

Four hundred and eleven Companions have completed their work in 
the quarries of Masonry and have picked up the working tools in the 
Lodge Eternal on the other shore. A suitable memorial has been prepared 
for the 411 Companions and for our Past Grand High Priest, Orlin, M. 
Woolley, who was Grand High Priest in 1949. 

There seems to be more interest than there has been in the past few 
years. Fewer Chapters are on the inactive list than ever before. 

The revised demit form adopted in 1959, together with the realization 


by more Chapter Secretaries of the importance of collecting delinquent 
dues, are also factors in cutting down on losses. Our net loss for I960 was 
142 members as compared with 273 in 1959 and 3*94 in 1958. During the 
past six years we have lost over 1,100 members in the Grand Chapter 
total membership. 

During 1960 there were three Chapters that celebrated their centen- 

Since I heartily agree with the decision of Past Grand High Priest 
Malcolm C. Madison in the matter of issuing a dispensation to the Ger- 
man-speaking Companions of Milwaukee for a German-speaking Chapter, 
and having learned that the Grand Chapter of Germany now has avail- 
able rituals for some of the degrees of Royal Arch Masonry and have 
furnished several to the Grand Chapter of Wisconsin, I would urge the 
incoming Grand High Priest to grant a dispensation to these Companions 
if and when they are ready for it, and to appoint a Committee on New 
Chapters to pass on their proficiency. 

On last Labor Day four Wisconsin Companions travelled to Mon- 
mouth, Illinois, a distance of about 190 miles from Mornoe, to witness 
the outdoor conferral of the Royal Arch Degree. The location of the out- 
door Temple is about four miles north of Monmouth and about three- 
quarters of a mile off the highway at a farm of one of the Companions 
of Monmouth Chapter. Grand High Priests of Illinois and Iowa were 
present. Over 200 Companions enjoyed this outdoor conferral. 

DeMolay is going forward in Wisconsin, as it is in many of the other 
states. I have thoroughly enjoyed the few visits I was able to make to 
the DeMolay groups these past years and I will continue to visit them as 
often as I can. 

Companions, I have come to the end of a very pleasant journey 
through the quarries and across the desert and up along a very winding 
river to where I see a temple just before me. I cannot help but have 
quite a number of very nostalgic feelings when I recall to mind many 
of the pleasant visitations with the many friends who have come my way 
during these past eight years." 

Report of Grand Secretary: "Our Grand High Priest gave you the 
statistics of our membership at the end of 1960. The encouraging thing 
about it is that our increases in membership were greater than those in 
1959 and our losses were less so that our net loss for the year is an im- 
provement over that of the year before. Indications for 1961 are promis- 

Stress has been laid this last year on the reinstatement of those who 
have been behind in dues and keeping those who are getting behind from 
becoming so deliquent that they are eligible for exclusion. The largest 
Chapter in Wisconsin is McKinley No. 102, with a membership of about 
830. On December 31 the Secretary of McKinley Chapter had collected 
every bit of dues for 1961. Now that is a record which is remarkable but 
it shows what can be done." 

The Report of the Grand Treasurer showed total current assets of 

THE FIRST PUBLIC INSTALLATION of the officers of the Wis- 
consin Grand Chapter followed the banquet program. 

The "All-Chapter Breakfast" for all officers, delegates, distinguished 
guests and all Royal Arch Masons was held at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, 
May 2. The attendance was 102. The group was addressed by Companion 


G. Wilbur Bell, Grand Principal Sojourner, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Illinois. [This was a most interesting address and we regret 
not being able to quote from it.] 

Report on Necrology: Rev. C. Wade Jones, Grand Chaplain, gave a 
beautiful and comforting address in speaking on this common experience 
through which we all must pass sooner or later. In speaking of the parable 
of the "Prodigal Son" he said, "I am more and more convinced that this 
wonderful parable has to do with the life experience of each and every 
one of us. The fuller import of our Lord's words after 2,000 years is 
slowly dawning upon our awakening consciousness and we begin to 
realize that, as He said, 'The kingdom of Heaven is within us,' the truth 
of these words begins to appear to us and we see that from the quiet 
times in the home-land of heaven we look forward to being rehabilitated 
and settled in the home-land again. We are conscious, as was the young 
man in the parable, that the Father has never ceased to be mindful of 
us and is watching for our return with expressions of affection which 
survive all our neglect." 

[Appendices A and B contain many addresses and comments which 
should be carefully read by any R.A. Mason fortunate enough to find a 
copy of these splendid Proceedings.] 

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